May 13 2013: step five in mind… "Out of the dark and into the light?" Many friends in fellowship, have shared how wonderful it was to be unburdened by the old life. Just because I was finding it difficult to let go of my fear, ego and brave facing, it did not mean that other people were. Indeed, many people really blossomed as they let go the past and sharing with another human being. I was still quite fearful and did not want to let out the degradation that had happened to me. And other people found it even more difficult than I did, they had secrets which was so horrible, it took them quite a lot of time to understand that although they might be horrible experiences, there is redemption and forgiveness if we truly let go, and aim to be open, honest and willing one day at a time.
It needs to be one day at a time, this whole way of life, and having gone through step four and step five, step ten, where we can do a spotcheck inventory at any given time will help us keep on track today…
Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Five Collection" May 12
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