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October 1988

Taking a Look at the 'Living Legend'

Step Four

I wasn't afraid of Step Four until I heard about the emotional agony and shame that was supposed to go with it. My first attempt was a litany that told how uniquely terrible I was; it failed miserably, I suffered mightily, and the step still wasn't done. For me recovery is slow and I balk a lot but I don't believe it should be vicious; so, being the perfectionist that I am, I went through the Big Book and the "Twelve and Twelve" one sentence at a time. This is what worked for me.

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