I attend a group that listens to the Joe and Charlie tapes. If any one ever gets the chance to hear them. Take it. They are geat. They simplify the progam. And explain so much.
Any way, the last tape I listened to was about step 5. Going to an open minded close mouth friend. Preferably your sponsor. Step 5 is about honesty. I never looked at it in this way before. We as alcoholics have a problem with honesty. That I knew. But the biggest problem with honesty is recognizing our inablitiy to be honest with ourselfs. That's why all this stuff we are working on and collecting has to be gone over with another person. I can't always see when I'm not being honest with myself. I have spent so many years selling my crap that I never realised, I bought all of it too. In fact I bought more than I sold. Imagine that.