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- January 19, 2008 at 10:28 am #4192080
The daily inventory, what an essential and useful part of the program. Without it I would be prone to continue to make the same mistakes over and over again because I would fail to see my errors. Then my life would once again be back into the insanity of resentment, guilt, and pain. It is so much easier to deal with this step daily and sometimes hourly depending on how my day is going.December 2, 2008 at 11:42 am #4192082
I love this step. I think it’s one of the most important to keep balance in your life and recovery. If I’m paying attention to what I’m doing it keeps everything more on me and with me. There are times when I want to lash out and I take it and look at it. We all play a part in the majority of the things we go through in life and taking responsibility for it keeps us where we need to, keeping our side of the street clean.
What’s also nice about this is that as long as I continue to inventory myself it keeps others from being able to put blame on me. I can stand up for myself knowing that I did the right thing. Whether it was keeping my mouth shut, helping another that others would not or stepping in and up when I was most fearful.
LOVE STEP 10!!!!!!! 🙂December 2, 2008 at 11:53 am #4192073
People (including me) seem to be confused between steps 10 and 11.
If you take inventory at the end of the day you are doing step 11 but many seem to think it is step 10.
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
So I think of step 10 as a constant state of self-awareness.
Quote from 1st Ed. of BB.
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