Not Regret the Past Nor Wish to Shut the Door on It

“We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it...” These words from the 9th Step Promises on page 83 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous may seem like a daunting proposition to the newcomer. For those experienced and practiced in AA's 12 Step Recovery Program, the past is viewed quite differently.

By |2019-02-22T22:05:27-05:00May 22nd, 2017|4th Step, 5th Step, 8th Step, 9th Step, AA|0 Comments

Overcoming Self-Hatred

When we use the expression, "my own worse enemy," it's often related to specific choices we've made, but for me, it ran much deeper. I despised myself - not just the things I'd done but my entire being, including my soul. Why would God care about someone like me? This was more than low self-esteem, this is a repetitive compulsion, aggravated by our alcoholism.

By |2019-02-22T22:05:55-05:00May 8th, 2017|12 step Recovery, 4th Step, Acceptance|0 Comments
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