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March 21, 2016 – Step by Step

Step by Step
Monday, March 21, 2016
 
Today, the Seventh Step and asking a higher power, in willingness and humility, for the knowledge to let go of our character defects, chief among them anger and resentment. But Step Six warns that we must be “entirely ready” to release those defects. So how do I become “entirely ready?” If we find ourselves obsessed with anger or resentment against someone or something, even justifiably – to the extent that anger and resentment can be justified – and we play out in tje mind a scenario of “revenge,” we are thwarting a potential higher quality of sobriety than we might otherwise have. And, if for no other reason, we empower the person or situation that we resent to the extent that they actually control us. Then it’s time to let go of the anger and resentment and leave to a higher power whoever or whatever angers me us. Today, entirely ready, ask a higher power to take the emotions we cannot handle and for the discipline not to take them back. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2016

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