And When We Were Wrong
May 2024 | How the Steps Changed My Life | Featured Section

And When We Were Wrong

A member expresses his love for the Steps, especially the one where we clean things up and keep our mouths shut

The book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions opened up a new window to my spirituality, especially in regard to Step Ten: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” At first I thought it said “if” we were wrong, but I soon learned otherwise. That essay on Step Ten has been particularly helpful to me in its descriptions of restraint of tongue and pen and the value of ongoing personal inventories.


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