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Thoughts on the Tenth Step

For this AA, that was the Step that helped him become an adult

The Tenth Step is the teen years of the Steps for me. This Step makes me start acting like an adult or make my amends. For me, it is about honesty, humility, courage and acceptance.

Honesty is something I had to learn. I am still learning how to be completely honest. In "how it works," it talks a little about honesty. I needed to grasp and develop a manner of living that demands rigorous honesty.

I learned how to look at my actions with honesty: Did I do my best? Were my actions based on fear, anger or love? Am I looking at my actions, and not just my intentions? Am I telling... Login to read more
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