*as defined by Alcoholics Anonymous
Who would I be
without my addictions?
Do you want to change?
We are all addicted to something:
alcohol, drugs, food, sex, work, drama, beliefs, life expectations, behavior patterns, identities....
Deeply listening to the body while methodically walking through the 12 Steps (as described in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous) is a practical, approachable, effective process for change.
8 Limbs + 12 Steps =
An Experience of Profound Recovery and Spiritual Growth.
1. We admitted we were powerless over _______ - that our lives have become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Turned our will and our lives over to the care of that Power as we understand that Power (HP).
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to our HP, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have our HP remove all these defects of character.
7.Humbly asked our HP to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our HP, as we understood our HP, praying only for knowledge of HP's will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry the message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.