On our page, it should have the
names, the cause, and how it affected us.
As I said, most will
stop here, and not go further with it. But if we continue to read pg 66 it
tells us when we harbor the feelings of anger, we shut ourselves off from the
sunlight of the spirit - Bill's way of saying God. Remember bill was taught
not to repeat words if he could; And this is yet one more example of
The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again... i.e. we
relapse time and time again. And with us to drink is to die. Know,
is a great place to say this to you. Bill has a habbit of identifying the
problem, giving you an over view of it, and then goes into detail on how to fix
that problem. At the end, he recaps its all just to drive that point home
again. So keep that in mind when you read these last paragraphs on
this page you'll see what I mean.
Now our next set of instructions is in
the last 2 paragraph on this page.
I'm going to pull out the meat
for you here.
We turned back to the list.. and do what?
We began to
look at it from an entirely different angle.
We began to see how the "anger"
dominated us fancied or real it had power to actualy kill.
We could not wish
them away.. (self will again) any more than alcohol.
THIS WAS OUR
COURSE.... here we go again new instructions.
We realized that the people who
wronged us were perhaps "spiritually sick" - remember that word
it will be
used through out the book now.
On pg 67 we start how to "change the
things we can"
Our next set of instructions to work on daily:
God to help us show them the same tolerance pity and patience that we would
cheerfully grant a sick person". I tell my sponsee's to imagine them
with an oxegen tube in thier nose, and they only have 72 hrs to live. Now
ask yourself is that anger really that important today?.
retaliation, and we avoid argumetns. We wouldn't treat sick people that
Now dig out your list once again...
We start to work on our "4th
(again this wasn't shown to us, but the instructions tell us to do
We looked for our own mistakes - where had we
we tried to
disregard th otehr person involved entirely.
WHERE HAD WE BEEN TO
So our next area that we put pen to paper is WHERE AM I AT FAULT IN
* (STEP 9 LIST)
We admitted our wrongs "honestly, and were WILLING
to set these matters straight."
NOW.. COMES THE EASY ONES..