This week, the Recovered Podcast will continue our step study journey. On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
In this step, we admit to God, to ourselves, and to another person the exact nature of the wrongs we have committed as the result of our character defects. It is one thing to admit these wrongs and defects secretly to ourselves and quite another to write them down on paper and see them in black and white. It is still humbling to admit them to another human being. That final admission makes them more real and more painful to us, while, at the same time, removes some of their power.
Step five is another action Step and ego-deflating experience. The AA Twelve and Twelve tells us that “scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.” Although all of the Twelve Steps deflate our ego,, “when it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.”
What did you learn about yourself in Step 5?