2014 Full Daily Blog Link: http://donoddylondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/alcoholics-anonymous-blog-video-august_8.html August 8 2012 | AA 12 Steps In Action | Step 8 Amends And Willing Alcoholics Anonymous [ Full daily blog link: http://donoddylondon.blogspot.com/ ] Today’s AA daily reflection: “made a list of amends…” Step eight making a list of amends to be made is the first part of step eight and then being willing to make them is the cut-off point before step nine. List and willing, willingness to be open and honest continues to be the living amend we make as we go along in life. Self forgiveness and learning and humility hopefully follow most days…
Progress not perfect! This is so important because the twelve step process and the twelve traditions are about humility and learning. Sometimes even though we knew the right answers and the right things to do we were unable in the past to follow conscience and pull ourselves out of the pit of despair. Part of the living amend is even when we do fall back into the pit of despair, we ask the help from the right people at the right time…
Emotional and spiritual progress is the ability to deal with our feelings in the moment of now. Old history and reminders can condemn us to condemning everyone else for their parts in our downfall. At some stage we have to let go the anger and resentment and the pain and hurt inflicted by others. Or how will we ever forgive ourselves or get out of the blame game, which keeps us hurt and then as a consequence hurting other people…?
Olympics! Having watched some of the sailing and the gold medals won in the last few days… I recall sailing in the Caribbean on my own and a storm came out of nowhere and my sail boat sank within the space of minutes. I was alone with no visibility beyond a few yards as the rain pounded and the sea churned and then some sharks turned up. A rescue boat found me eventually and the captain poured rum down my throat. I wouldn’t let him do that today!
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Step 8 “Step Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” “n other words, who have you harmed? You will recall from our discussion of Steps 4 and 5, that a preliminary list of persons we had harmed is generated there.
The list will now be refined into a personal amendment plan, which is the product of Step 8.”Although this step requires plenty of work, there is nothing frightening in it. Amends are not actually made in Step 8. Instead, we plan for the making of amends in Step 9,
which follows. Harm is: injury, hurt, damage, misfortune, grief, pain, sorrow, evil, wrong or wickedness. Have we brought about any of these in the lives of others? The Big Book and the 12&12 also are quite specific about harm.” BB Bunch
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