Saturday, October 14, 2006

Personal Inventory

It is no easy task to change the thinking of a lifetime, even when I am sure that I want to change. The Tenth Step allows me to be aware of sliding back into faulty thinking. I don't have to abuse myself when it happens -- that doesn't help at all.
By promptly admitting when I am wrong, I am doing what I can to change.

I give thanks for Step Ten's reminder that I need to continue taking personal inventory and making frequent corrections, especially in the areas where I tend to repeat my mistakes.

COURAGE TO CHANGE, page 288

9 comments:

Mary Christine said...

No dog today?

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Please MC...no dogs.

Tab said...

I hear you Daave.
I was just reading Step 10
today reminding myself of
the last time I read it!

Great Post..thanks for sharing~

Scott W said...

You tend to repeat mistakes too? I don't feel so alone anymore.

Grace said...

Hey Dave xxxxxx

lash505 said...

awesome daave the courage to change hmmm.

Trudging said...

Step 4 and 5 are about the wreckage of a life time. The 10th step is about cleaning up the wreckage of a much more manageable slice of time. I love that I can fix things now and not five years from now.

Scott said...

yeah dAAve, I feel like if I stay ojn top of the daily stuff with Step 10, I can avoid having to do as many Step 4's. Or well, atleast as many really ugly painful Step 4s. I like to do a thorough self examination about once a yr, retreat time usually....

piglet said...

"I don't have to abuse myself when it happens -- that doesn't help at all."


This was exactly the way I "did" a 10th in the past and sometimes even now always forgetting that it NEVER WORKS. I think it's a Catholic leftover from penance.