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If I am honest with myself I never drank successfully. My life was a mess. I needed to take a darn good look at myself and then get on with it.
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Before I was half way through this step, I started to realize that I was no longer under the bondage of the drink, or indeed any other mind altering substance. I was free...
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Having been relieved of the guilt, shame and remorse that I'd collected over years of drinking and drug abuse, of failing to live as my creator, whoever that may be, had designed, I was urged to list all those I had armed, and become willing to make corrections to my past behaviour. What an order! Luckily the program is about progress rather than perfection. Phew! I just may be able to do this.
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Do no harm. It is important to recognize this part of the step before proceeding with the making of amends. It was in the nick of time that an older sober member stopped me from confessing to my mother things that her ears were never designed to hear about her wayward child. It was only then that I began to understand that making reparations to my family, friends and employers for my actions while drinking was to be a life long process. To often in meetings newcomers are exhorted to "do the steps" before they even realize the just how sick they are. "Most importantly," I was told at a meeting "make amends to yourself".
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My faith will lead me on...

A vision for you is an anonymous group for people who desire to not drink

Life is so simple you can miss it.
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