Continued to take personal inventory
and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Leader's Share and Step Questions
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
How do we live in recovery? We continue to study the steps, and we continue to seek to learn and grow.
“If we are to experience permanent recovery from compulsive overeating, we will have to repeat day after day the actions which have already brought us so much healing.” (OA 12&12)
The first nine steps, particularly the first time you do them, are meant to clear away a lifetime of pain. At the same time, we see in them a pattern for living and growing from this point onward. Perseverance is critical from this point on. We do each day what brought us relief the day before. These actions include taking care of our physical recovery, but must not be limited to food issues. Our program is a three legged stool. It is essential to practice all three forms of self care.
“A continuous look at our assets and liabilities, and a real desire to learn and grow by this means.” (AA 12&12)
“It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause there is something wrong with us.” (AA 12&12)
Self restraint, and humility become our benchmarks. It’s really important for me to remember that any success is God-given. Kindness, justice, and courtesy are good guidelines. Being helpful when and where I can. Like many long timers I keep my eyes open for fear, temper tantrums, resentments and other signs that all is not well. I write about it immediately. If I need to, I make a 10th step call, to release the problem.
What does daily inventory look like? Some use a form at the end of the day. I keep a digital journal through at the day. It helps me see when there are issues that need to be turned over or dealt with. I also work hard to keep my side of the street clean. It is best to act with love and make amends, even if there is little fault involved. Any thing that gets stuck between my ears and festers requires action to release it.
What is your strategy for practicing step 10?
Are you sharing your step 10 with your sponsor?
The Twelve Steps
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