Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Step Seven

"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."

The literature tells me that the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of the steps. Bill W. defines humility as a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.
I ask for this every morning in my attempt at an early conscious contact with my HP.

If I am practicing Step 6 as suggested and then forget or just don't practice this step, I've done little to improve myself. Character building is imperative if I am to grow spiritually. This doesn't seem to happen by osmosis or by inaction. And I can't seem to do it by myself.
I need my HP, AA and you guys to show me and guide me and remind me.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a really good discussion meeting about Step 6 on the same morning I blog-posted about Step 6.

for Step 3 and the chance to use it throughout my day - every day

that my HP puts people in front of me who can use my listening ears; it often requires me to put my compassion to work, but I always learn something, both about others and myself

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie


Mary Christine said...

Your writing about the steps is really great. Thanks.

Syd said...

I too am enjoying your writing on the steps. We also talked about step six last night.

Em said...

I love reading about the steps here :)

and I LOVE your quote at the end, its so true about making friends.

Anonymous said...

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people" - LOL that's great for a narcissistic alcoholic blogger like myself to remember!

I’ve been thinking about blogging and celebrity and anonymity ( http://stark-raving-sober.blogspot.com/2010/06/online-and-celebrity-anonymity-what.html ) and I’d love to hear your opinion.



The Turning Point said...

Listen ---That's the key. True about My Higher Power and others.

Love your blog