save your inventory, get
help, and be honest about it - don't leave anything or anyone out.
will here this short story a lot at meetings:
The 4th is like emptying a
trash can. We can pull off the first layer with no trouble. It's when we
fail to get the crap that's stuck at the bottom we run into trouble. I like
saying a banana peel myself. Cause we all know what that looks like and
smells like. That's the most rotten thing we've done in our life and we
swore would go to the grave with us. Well if you don't get that on paper,
guess what's coming up to bite ya? You guessed it. Its that banana
peel. That one item will take you back out faster than anything so be sure
to put that done first - rigorous honesty remember.
Ok, so let's look at
the book together. open to page 64. Now some will have you do a prayer for
honesty with this step. I do with my sponsee's, because we're now
relying on a power greater than us to get to the truth with their help. Again,
it's implied not written.
Next, we do what.. Hint a store owner does
it. Answer Good stock and bad stock inventory. So, lets do it
by the book. Grab some paper, and starting listing your good qualities
first. What people like about you. When you get done, list the bad things
they don't like. Notice something there? Our Good stock is what we
"think" they like about us. We haven't a clue unless we walked up to them
and asked. This is why we say, we can con ourselves with this step real
fast. When we look at the bad stock, that list is often shorter gee wonder why.
But unless we did this part, we'd never see how easy it is to do a half measure
with this. Here again, many sponsors over look this part and they jump
right in and say ok so the columns
Now read the last paragraph on pg
highlight "from it stems all forms of What... Spiritual
disease.. for we have been not only what... mentally and
physically ill we have been spiritually sick.
Here comes our
next set of intructions:
We listed what... people institutions
(places) or principles (what's a principle... ideas) with whom we were
So, we do this one at a time
wait you forgot
Don't forget your sponsor and me lol.
Wal-mart and Kmart on black friday's - that will make anyone want to
(things & ideas we live by)
the things we can't change
Way meetings are
And you thought this was going to be easy!!!
this may or may not take a couple days to get everyone on this list. I tell my
people, keep a small notebook with you at all times now. As something pops
in your head jot it down. and a one liner about that thing. yo'll need it when
we go on.
Ok remember when we were talking about our "LIST", well this
is it. In a moment, I'm going to show you what the sponsor's were telling
you what to burn. That's on the next page.