Self-centered-ego-centricPersonal RelationshipsEmotional SecurityLack of Self- discipline / Self-controlPlaying God - Trying to control others.Self-reliancePocketbook - Material SecuritySelf Esteem - EgoSelf-willFOURTH STEP INVENTORY: PEOPLE WE HAVE HARMED
Big Book, page 70, paragraph 3 “We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can.”
What did I do - or fail to do?
Who Did I Harm?
Which part of self caused the harm?
What is the nature of my wrongs,
faults, mistakes, defects?
Note 1: -- On those pages 58-63, you’ll find examples of attitudes and defects that cause us to fail in our relationships and often fuel self-seeking conduct that harms others.
Note 2: “Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. Trying to avoid this humbling experience, they have turned to easier methods. Almost invariably they got
drunk. Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why they fell. We think the reason is that they never completed their housecleaning. They took inventory all right, but hung on to some
of the worst items in stock. They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves.
.... Coming to his senses, he is revolted at certain episodes he vaguely remembers. These memories are a nightmare. He trembles to think someone might have observed him. As fast as he can, he pushes
these memories far inside himself. He hopes they will never see the light of day. He is under constant fear and tension-that makes for more drinking.” Page 73 -- Alcoholics Anonymous
Who was harmed by
What did I do - or, failed to do
that caused the harm?
SelfishDishonestInconsiderateSelf-seekingFreightend / FearSelf-pityPride - Defiance - IndependanceSocial AmbitionsSexual AmbitionsFinancial AmbitionsWhat should I have
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