AA’s Bill Wilson’s meditation, visualization
In Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Bill Wilson, the co-founder of AA, writes: “We want the good that is in all of us, even the worst of us, to flower and grow. Most certainly we shall need bracing air and an abundance of sunlight; nothing much can grow in the dark. Meditation is our step out into the sun. How, then, shall we meditate?” (Bold mine)
ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE. (Romans 3: 12)
According to Wilson, “The actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course, immense. The world’s libraries and places of worship are a treasure trove for all seekers.”
Wilson, in other words, was open to meditative knowledge wherever it could be found–whether in Hinduism, Buddhism, distant libraries, the local Catholic church, or anywhere else.