Step Eleven”We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and the power to carry that out.”In a program with a first Step involving surrender, it is not out of order to underscore the quiet surrender of meditation. Just taking time out to quiet our restless minds, still our bodies for a while and take a good time out. The longer we are clean, the more we can see how people act to produce the problems in their lives. Just by leaving off unnecessary decision making, practicing total abstinence and going to meetings suspends much of this ‘problem making process’ from the beginning. Taking time with others and working the Twelve Steps distracts us more from making new problems. Meditation is the only thing a person can do that takes nothing but quiet and the time to sit and gives such tremendous pay offs.