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Big Book on Step Six



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    Anonymous

    Bill W. was entirely ready 13:8

    I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.



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    Anonymous

    Were entirely ready to have God remove 59:13

    Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

    Here the program of action is laid out for us to examine. If we have taken the first two steps toward recovery, we can now decide whether we want to continue. To go on as we have been, or to accept a way of life based on the conscious awareness of the existence of God, what is our choice to be?

    Awakening spiritually does not stop us from being human. At times we willfully disregard the will of our Higher Power. We try to apply these principles in every area of our lives, but being human we sometimes fall short. The benefits of trying to lead a spiritually based life are so great that we return to the path as soon as we recognize the errors of our ways. As we progress spiritually, the time we spend in the darkness of self-will lessons and the time we spend in the Sunlight of the Spirit lengthens.



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    Anonymous

    Directions for the Sixth Step 76:1-5

    If we can answer to our satisfaction, we then look at step six. We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable. Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all—-every one? Should we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.

    These are the directions for Step Six. They are simple and straightforward. Are we willing to abandon our selfish and self-centered way of life and adopt fully a life guided by God? We have discovered many character flaws. Have we admitted that these things are the truth? Are we willing to let go of our old ideas, attitudes, and actions? Are we willing to adopt this new outlook on life? Are we willing to pray for willingness in those areas at which we balk? If we are willing, we will continue to the Seventh Step.



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