AA Thought for the Day
March 8, 2020
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First of all, we had to admit that we had many of these defects, even
though such disclosures were painful and humiliating. Where other
people were concerned, we had to drop the word “blame” from our
speech and thought. This required great willingness even to begin.
But once over the first two or three high hurdles, the course ahead
began to look easier.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Four) pp. 47 - 48
Thought to Ponder
A fear faced is a fear erased.
F E A R = Face Everything And Recover.
A Member Shares:
I'm Robin, an alcoholic. Step 4 was a wonderful, albeit painful step for me. I had victimized myself for so many years. It was always someone else's fault that bad things happened. I was being picked on 'dontcha' know, and it held me hostage for a long time. Once I started putting pen to paper and writing down my role in my problems; who had wronged me and who I had wronged, it was liberating. I could finally see the truth and identify my misdirected instincts. That is not to say that I was always wrong. Sometimes things happened that were someone else‘s fault but I saved that for a different step to rectify it. Getting to know yourself through step 4 is a wonderful thing. Thank you.
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