“Here, she says, are a bunch of people. They outnumber you, outearn you, outweigh you. They are, ergo — in some simplistic calculation — a power greater than you. They certainly know more about staying sober than you. . . . If you have a problem, bring it to the group.”
Mary Karr quoted in Willpower: Why Self-Control is the Secret to Success
An alternative definition of the “higher power” in AA, submission to which works a kind of magic for some.