" ANYONE CAN STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL, BUT IF YOU DO NOT FIX YOURSELF WHATS THE POINT?"
A quote from my sponsor and it rings true in every heart and soul in every meeting of A.A. across the world.
Step 4 in my opinion is the second most important step in our recovery. After we hit bottom and admit we are powerless over alcohol and our lives have become unmanageable what are we gonna do now?
For the average person it is unthinkable to look inside themselves and find the real problems. Its easier to blame all our drinking on the disease!!! But in order to put the disease in quarantine we have to use the tools in step 4 to minimize the spread of the negative behaviors that feed our disease of alcoholism.
Pride, arrogance, greed, lust, deceit, jealousy, hoarding, gluttony, and many more character defects keep us on the verge of taking another drink. As we write them down and bare our soul we break the power of the negative things that hold us down. And man is it a good feeling to let those things go.
There is room leftover to fill our heart and soul with good things like love, peace, joy, happiness and many more. Once the good things are in place our thought pattern begins to change as well. No longer are the triggers that used to bog us down so powerful.
If you have not begun to work on the character defects that inside all of us now is a great time to start. It is an important part to your recovery and also for your peace and serenity.
Thanks for letting me share..........