Write it down, to make it tangible. As you write, don’t worry about how it will look to anyone else. The main goal in making a searching, fearless moral inventory is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself. Your inventory is a list of your resentments, fears, guilt, hate, and hang-ups.
LORD, make me a channel of thy peace, that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discoid, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair,
AA’s Step 6 : We’re entirely ready to have God remove all our defects of character. AA’s Step 7 : Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. Steps Six and Seven are only briefly discussed in the book Alcoholics Anonymous—commonly called the Big Book—which serves as a basic text for many in addiction recovery.
Fifth Step Prayer In admitting my wrongs to another person & to You. Assure me, & be with me, in this Step , For without this Step I cannot progress in my recovery. With Your help, I can do this, & I do it.
Step 6 requires participants to become willing to look at their negative qualities and ask their higher power to help them change. This step can be challenging because it requires the alcoholic to face his own imperfections, including behaviors he may be deeply ashamed of.
1,2. A moral inventory is a written objective assessment of your life , including character deficits, strengths and weaknesses, and an overarching look at the damage you’ve caused with your addiction. This step, although difficult, is an important part of achieving long-term sobriety in drug rehab.
God, grant me the serenity. To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
“If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for that person or the thing that you resent , you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free.”
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.
The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone. The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God. The whole emphasis of Step Seven is on humility.
Step 6 is focused on acceptance, which involves accepting character defects exactly as they are and then being willing to let them go.
Some examples of common character defects include: Anger and Hatred. Selfishness and self -centeredness. Being dishonest and lying regularly. Defensiveness. Constantly playing the victim. Blaming self and others. Antagonistic. Close-mindedness.
Step Five. “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” ALL of A.A.’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our. natural desires … they all deflate our egos. When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.
The Full Serenity Prayer To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Forever and ever in the next.
These daily practices are the subject of Step 10 of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous : “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Here the word “inventory” means taking stock of our emotional disturbances, especially those that can return us to drinking or other drug use.