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Daily Reflections #essentialsofrec #Fear #Defects #Step5

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If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us
be willing.

When I had taken my Fifth Step, I became aware that all my defects
of character stemmed from my need to feel secure and loved. To use
my will alone to work on them would have been trying obsessively to
solve the problem. In the Sixth Step I intensified the action I had
taken in the first three Steps — meditating on the Step by saying it over and
over, going to meetings, following my sponsor’s suggestions, readingefects
and searching within myself. During the first three years of sobriety I
had a fear of entering an Elevator alone. One day I decided I must
walk through this fear. I asked for God’s help, entered the elevator, and
there in the corner was a lady crying. She said that since her husband
had died she was deathly afraid of elevators. I forgot my fear and
comforted her. This spiritual experience helped me to see how
willingness was the key to working the rest of the Twelve Steps to
recovery. God helps those who help themselves.
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