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- January 19, 2008 at 10:20 am #4191905
This step reminds me to ask myself “what is my part in the problem.” As no matter what difficulties I face I have always played some role in them. Usually my difficulties have resulted from a character defect coming out. My part of step 6 is taking the responsibility for my part. By identifying my part I am better prepared to recognize the character defect before it gets me into difficulty in the future.December 14, 2013 at 9:59 am #3698191
AnonymousQuote:“We’re entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
Here we go again—into the “letting go” mode. We first did it in Step Three, but now we’re supposed to believe that the only way our defects can be removed is to trust a power, whom we’re still uncertain of, to do the job for us.
Well, not exactly. The principle that faith without works is dead, holds true for Step Six. The Twelve Steps in their entirety are part of the process of recovery. None of them, however, suggests that we passively relinquish all personal responsibility.
Sometimes we have to act as if a defect has been removed, even though we don’t feel it has been. We experience reluctance to let go of those defects we feel are part of our personalities, arguing that without them we’d appear very dull and uninteresting.
As we being to learn that we can live our way into good thinking, but can not think ourselves into good living, Step Six becomes more valuable and understandable. Step by Step. Muriel ZinkNovember 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm #4191906
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