Step 6 (Daily Reflections)

Can He now take them all—every one?
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76

In doing Step Six it helped me a lot to remember that I am striving for “spiritual progress.” Some of my character defects may be with me for the rest of my life, but most have been toned down or eliminated. All that Step Six asks of me is to become willing to name my defects, claim them as my own, and be willing to discard the ones I can, just for today. As I grow in the program, many of my defects become more objectionable to me than previously and, therefore, I need to repeat Step Six so that I can become happier with myself and maintain my serenity.

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2 thoughts on “Step 6 (Daily Reflections)

  1. The way I see it and this is certainly in agreement with my teaching which come from the Big Book and from many trusted mentors is that steps one through nine are preparatory steps for doing step ten and the first word in step ten is “Continue”.
    I take this to mean it should be as daily practice at least but probably more importantly a constant or continuing practice.
    God help me to help you to help me.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. That we are alcoholic and that we cannot cure this disease with our own will. That we can ask our God to help us remove our difficulties. Let Go Let God, what a concept!

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