Step Six

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Are You Waxing--Or Working--The Program? (by L. L.)
PROBABLY the one basic essential, necessary for getting sober and staying sober through the AA program, is sincerity. The word is used so much in the...
Busy Does It! (by R.B.)
AS a new member of AA, I find my always active (though frequently aimless) mind caught up by the simple-yet-profound Twelve Steps, the fourth in...
Twelve Steps and the Older Member (by J.E.)
IN all the inventory steps, including Step Six, it is of first importance that we keep in mind some sort of positive notion of what we would like...
The Twelve Steps Revisited/step 6 (by J. E.)
IN commenting on Step Six, the Big Book simply dumps the matter in your lap, wrapping up the whole business in one short paragraph. It asks whether...
Dear Editors: (by W. K.)
In the March issue J. P. R. wrote (page 38) asking if other members had found something useful to do about a "confused mental condition" which...
We Need More than Just Sobriety (by P. K.)
MY OWN conviction, which may run counter to the thinking of many in AA, is that, while the foundation upon which we alcoholics must build is sobriety...
7th Step (by M. U.)
FOR ME, at first glance Step Seven seemed a cinch, especially in comparison to some of the preceding Steps. As is often the case, on closer...
Me? the Best Pal I Ever Had? (by L. E. L.)
ONE OF THE most frightening periods in my AA life came just before my Fourth Step inventory. I considered suggesting to my sponsor that it might be...
Self-acceptance (by Dick C.)
ALMOST EVERYONE I know has, in time, experienced some change in his or her thinking on the Steps. Nothing at all unusual about that. It's part of...
Word-worriers
Members of our Fellowship are prone to spend hours of meeting time debating the precise meaning of words in the Steps and Traditions. When co-founder...