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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Steps 6 and 7

For me step 6 and 7 are VERY fast. Its step 5 that can take FOREVER. Sometimes. 30 2hour sessions per Sponsee. One appt per week. at the end of that they have NO desire to retain ANY of their defects. They are utterly SICK of them. It was the same for me as I recall. I was SO sick of them by the end of Step 5. I just wanted to see the back of them. they all looked so pointless. they had lost all their allure and any semblance of usefulness. Once you see what a pile of duds they are, they just never look appealing after that.
Doesn't mean I don't get caught up in them from time to time. just means I can see that they are no use to me anymore, even when I do get caught up.
All I did for 6 and 7 was say the Step 7 prayer with my sponsor at the end of step 5.

1 comment:

twodogsblogging said...

I'm having fits "losing" sponslings to their own six and seven steps. They just never seem to move on to the eighth. So I'm now giving them a handout on the 8th Step a few weeks after I send them home to do six and seven and then prodding them to "git er done!"