Maintaining emotional sobriety (and sanity) via Steps 10-12
Thoughts on how to remain relatively sane via steps 10-12! Hope it helps someone.
The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism
When I have did my steps 4-7, noting the situations, the people, the institutions that have caused persistent resentments in me, then examining what parts of my self have been affected, I also, thanks to one sponsor was asked me to, put down exactly what “sins” or defects of character I also experienced during these resentments. This jotting down of the exact sins I was in during these resentments has proved to be very useful in my recovery ever since. What I noticed was that I had the same array of sins or negatively (immaturely) expressed emotions in relation to all resentments regardless of the situation or the person I had the resentment, the same web of sins was weaved in every situation. For me this shows clearly how I do not process and regulate my emotions properly, how it has a canalized form of reaction.
I have found increasingly…
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