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Carried Away on the Rio Grande (by Anonymous)
A wonderful experience happened to me in a place called the Taos Junction Bridge in New Mexico. I spent a lot of time there last summer while I was...
Step Seven and the 'Older' Member (by J. E.)
Time after time during my seven years of AA sobriety, I have recognized a character defect and asked God to remove it and he hasn't done it. I have...
Seventh Step Prayer (by Alcoholics Anonymous, p.76)
The Big Book suggests that "when ready, we say something like this": "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I...
Relief Pitcher (by Nick H.)
For years, i only saw meaningless pain and suffering, both in my own life and in the lives of those around me. It baffled me. My own fundamental...
PO BOX 1980 (by Anonymous)
A fellow AA recently shared on Step Seven: "Becoming keenly aware of my character defects is often a sequence of 'aha' moments, in which I finally...
PO BOX 1980 (by Helaine D.)
When I first came into AA, I had extreme anger and most of it disappeared, after a lot of praying and a lot of work. But now, after over twenty years...
A Matter of Character (by Hal W.)
I took a Fourth and Fifth Step several times. Everytime, I rationalized my behavior, saying to myself: Yes, I did some bad things--but I am basically...
Rock bottom (by PAOLINA A.)
MONDAY morning: my sponsor has asked me to make a list of my character defects so that we can do Steps Six and Seven when we meet later in the day....