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This step scares me.

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    I am frightened about this step, because I have alot of guilt I have dealt with and continue to deal with about myself. While I have not started actually working the steps, seeing alot of happy people who have has made me interested and attracted to working them.

    I have a close friend who confided in only me about some pretty serious things they had done, and when revealing this to their sponsor in step 5, their sponsor didn’t even flinch, and actually forgave them for it.

    I think that is a great thing, and makes it even more attractive to me, but I am still scared of this one. I think I will be ready for it after I work steps 1-4.



    Exactly – step 5 can look pretty daunting, heck step 9 looked even worse!

    That is why there is 1-4.

    Once I had a complete 4th step – I was more than willing to read it, discuss it with another…I had to be rid of that stuff and the 5th step was the action I took. The book says that we THINK we have learned of humility, fearlessness and honesty – it becomes a reality when we sit down and look someone in the eye and LET IT OUT.

    You will be ready, or else it won’t happen – and if it doesn’t happen it is my belief that an alcoholic of my type will drink again (I don’t think I am alone in this belief). I think most people who never do the 5th never really finish the 4th because they think they had an option at the 3rd because they really didn’t come to believe at the 2nd because they have reservations about step 1.



    You move at your pace but some of the greatest relief was doing it because I needed too. A major relief was when I did a spiritual releif……..Your choice…LUCK

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