For these first 3 years of sobriety, the AA way, I've heard people talk about how "the road gets narrower." I didn't really understand what they were talking about.
I believe I'm now beginning to get it.
The shape it seems to be taking (in my mind) is that I'm just a wee bit less tolerant of those in recovery who don't walk the talk. While I want to have love and tolerance for all human beings, my immediate world is made up of people in recovery. I seem to be observing a lot of behavior that doesn't match practicing these principles in all our affairs. I obviously need some more work on this. Am I taking others' inventory when I need to concentrate on my own? Are my perceptions off base? Do I need more Third Step work?
How about you? What does the term "the road gets narrower" mean to you?