Promise #7: We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Are men naturally self-centered? Sure. Are women? Yes, though they may express it differently. What does it even mean to be self-centered? Mostly, it seems to mean that we are human. We are more worried about ourselves than others. We focus…… More
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Promise # 3: We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it What man does not want to make peace with his past? After talking with so many men over almost two decades, the true question is: Do I deserve to be make peace with my past? In other words, can I…… More
We’ve talked about prayer and meditation, and using both of these incredibly important tools to be better able to see God’s will for us. Now we need “the power to carry that out.” Where does that power come from? Is it something that we can summon whenever we want it? Clearly, according to Step 11,…… More
Promise #2: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness As a result of recovery, I am free to live my life the way I see fit and I do not have to let others or society – even my recovery community – tell me what that has to be. I…… More
“…praying only for knowledge of His will for us…” This Step re-emphasizes the 12 Step tenet that our spiritual journey is about relinquishing our will. It’s about connecting with the direction of our Higher Power rather directing things ourselves. However, it is also clear that once we have some sort of idea about God’s will…… More
Promise #1: If we are painstaking about this phase of our development we will be amazed before we are halfway through. When we are painstaking, or careful and diligent in our attempt, it means that through the pain, disappointment, and suffering we experience in the crucible of our recovery, we do not give up. We…… More