Step Eight

Made a list of all persons we had harmed,
and became willing to make amends to them all.







Leader's Share and Step Questions


My name is Shlomo I am a compulsive overeater and leader of this workshop

We do the actions of step seven on a daily basis but we don't wait for our liabilities to lessen or disappear since this is a life long project. We begin immediately with step Eight.

ASSIGNMENT 1: Read the third paragraph on page 76 in the Big Book. Copy the sentences that speak to you and the sentences that give you new information. Reflect and share with us.

ASSIGNMENT 2: Read the chapter on step eight in the AA12&12. Copy the sentences that speak to you and the sentences that give you new information. Reflect and share with us.

STEP EIGHT "Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all."

This step asks me to make a list of all the persons I have harmed so I can't pick and choose. I have to become willing to make amends to all of them not just a part of them. The Big Book tells me that I already have such a list. I made the list when I wrote step four. It is the list of harm done to others by our sex conduct and by our general conduct. So what I have to do is go over my lists and see if there are some people I missed when I wrote the lists, or there are some people to add that I harmed after I wrote the lists. If there are such people I should add them to the list like I did in step four and share with my sponsor as in step five.

The Big Book defines amends as follows: "Now we go out to our fellows and REPAIR THE DAMAGE DONE IN THE PAST." page 76

The damage may be physical as in breaking someone's nose etc…, Emotional as in insulting someone, or causing fear, envy, bitterness, suspicion, etc… Financial as in stealing, not returning borrowed things, not paying debts, etc…

ASSIGNMENT 3: Go over your step four lists of harm done to others by sexual conduct and by general conduct. Try to remember people you have harmed that are not on the lists. and people you have harmed after writing the lists. Give yourself some time to sit quietly and if any names come up add them to the lists as in step four and share with your sponsor as in step five.

ASIIGNMENT 4: go over your list and mark the people that you find it difficult , or that you are unwilling to pay amends to, and ask God for willingness on a daily basis. Share with us

have a nice day

Shlomo






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