Step Four

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."



STEP FOUR

STEP FOUR, PART 1
STEP FOUR, PART 2
STEP FOUR, PART 3
STEP FOUR, PART 4
STEP FOUR, PART 5

Step Four: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."

For our Third Column we will be listing how what happened affected our basic instinctual needs.

The heading of the third column is: "Affects My." Then we take each event and next to each we list what it affected. We can either write it in long hand or just use the initials. (see pg. in the BB for an example)

Self Esteem - se
Ambitions - a
Personal Relations - pr
Sex Relations - sr
Pride - p
Emotional Security - es
Financial Security - fs
Physical Security - ps

I am resentful at: The Cause: (Why are we angry?) Affects My:      
           
           
           
           


I was able to do this rather quickly and then I went back over it the next day or so to make sure that I had been thorough with how I had been affected. It was interesting for me to note that my pride and emotional security seemed to be on the line in just about everything. I didn't try to analyze anything I just took note of how people, places and things had affected me throughout my life. With this column I was able to see the enormous amount of power I gave to people and events. And how fragile I had allowed myself to become.

Step 4 part 4 will be sent out on Sunday, October 27th.

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Questions:

1) How did you find filling out this part of the fourth step, was it difficult to figure out or was it relatively easy.

2) Were there any surprises for you?

3) Did you find that any particular instinct(s) was more fragile than the others. That is, was one or more present most of the time?

4) List three things that you are grateful for today, that you haven't listed before.

All my love, Dreena "We began to see that the world and its people really dominated us. In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had power to actually kill."




STEP FOUR, PART 1
STEP FOUR, PART 2
STEP FOUR, PART 3
STEP FOUR, PART 4
STEP FOUR, PART 5


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