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10th Step; do you use this throughout the day?

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    I think of the step 11 “when we retire at night” as checking what you missed with step 10 during the day so in theory if your step 10 was perfect all day then you would have no step 11 to do at night.



    That’s bizzare. I’d rather be stuck in 11 than 10.

    We need prayer AND meditation. We may have a pretty spiffy “When we retire at night”, but what about these?

    On awakening let us think about the 24 hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking…

    Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought, or a decision.

    We relax and take it easy.

    We do not struggle.

    Conclude the meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be.

    Ask for freedom from self will.

    We may ask for ourselves if others will be helped.

    Be quick to see where religious people are right.

    Make use of what they offer.

    Pause when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.

    “Thy will be done.”

    I personally know some people who admit they don’t do much of a nightly review, but they wouldn’t leave the house without doing “On awakening”. They’re still sober, so…

    My question, again, is what to do from On awakening to When we retire. That would seem to be;


    Well, it looks good on paper. I’m gonna start using this and seeing what comes of it. If it helps me be more aware on my “When we retire at night”, I’ll let you know.

    Have a good rest of the day! I’m off to a meeting.



    @McGowdog 2271941 wrote:

    We may have a pretty spiffy “When we retire at night”, but what about these?

    When we retire at night, we constructively review our
    day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do
    we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves
    which should be discussed with another person at
    once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could
    we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves
    most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could
    do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of
    life? But we must be careful not to drift into worry,
    remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our
    usefulness to others. After making our review we ask
    God’s forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures
    should be taken.

    Sounds like

    Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment,
    and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to
    remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately
    and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone.
    Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can
    help. Love and tolerance of others is our code…..

    What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent
    on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every
    day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s
    will into all of our activities”

    Doesn’t it?

    So I just meant that that part of step 11 is like the final inventory of the day, the same inventory we should have been doing all day for step 10.

    Quotes from 1st Ed. Alcoholics Anonymous.

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