Friday, December 11, 2015

God Neutral 12 Steps

God Neutral 12 Steps
  1. Drinking and drugs were bad for me.
  2. I could not do it alone - something about the AA group helped me stay sober.
  3. Having all the answers was not a help. I had to learn to listen and follow directions.
  4. I had to stop blaming, rationalizing, excusing, and take responsibility, and to take a good look at my self.
  5. My version of events was skewed, I needed to run it by someone a bit more objective.
  6. I had all my life been doing things that hurt me, sabotaged my best efforts, my self esteem was warped, twisted, improperly inflated.
  7. I had to look at these things, stop doing them, and work on my self esteem.
  8. I had shame - I had to address it in order to move on, to own my part in things.
  9. I had to make things right, by living soberly, and by owning my responsibility to people I had hurt. (appropriately, discretely, and not to those still raging and drinking) --- (I did not repay the sick leave I had taken because of hangovers though) I did a much better job at work though.
  10. I had to learn to use the emergency brake. When I started to lie or get angry, how to slow down - shutting my mouth was usually a good start.
  11. Came to understand that in the universe I am just a speck and to act accordingly.
  12. Whew!! I do these things. I am a better person, I am happy, I can actually like the person I have become - sometimes people come to me for help and I sometimes have things to say that help them.

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