(week 249) 6 October 2016 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. “
AA 12 x 12 Page 80
“…Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying and valuable rewards than this one. “
Insert ‘with God’ after the word ‘reflection.’ Calm, thoughtful reflection upon personal relations can deepen our insight.
Q1. Define ‘harm.’ How would you define: ‘hurt and harmed another person?’
Q2. Page 80, paragraph 2. How does Bill’s description of our defective relations to others match up with your own definition? Do you agree with ‘instincts in collision’?
Q3. Did your consistently bad temper arouse anger in others which you then blamed on them?
Q4a). Did you lie or cheat?
b) Do you see how this deprived others of not only their worldly goods but also their emotional security and peace of mind?
c) And why they would become contemptuous, vengeful and shout at you?
Then you made your resentment list for what they did. Can you see that.?
Q5. Contrast then with now. Where are you? Are you a patient person or do you arouse anger in others? Do you still lie and are thus not 100% honest about 100% of your life?
Do you try to cheat – getting more than what God wants you to have?
Q6. Do you take responsibility for being a person that does not give rise to emotional insecurity and hurting somebody’s peace of mind?
Write about then and now.
Stephanie gives us soul work so that we have something to write on 3 x 5 cards and bring to Quiet Time and work on with God and your accountability partner.
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