Of all the moral characteristics, honesty is one of the most respected. It is also the spiritual principle behind step one. Many people in recovery live by the mantra “we are as sick as our secrets.” Individuals need to pay special attention to honesty in recovery because they have to be truthful to others, and above all they have to be honest with themselves. People who do not develop honesty as a personal quality are more prone to relapse. This is why honesty has to become an everyday habit until it becomes second nature.
Tonight, we talk about Honesty.
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More often than not, lying is a habit for people because they fear the consequences of their actions and want to protect themselves. Lying is an unproductive coping tactic. It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.
What comes first to mind?
What does honesty mean to you?
Were you an honest kid?
How about as a teenager, were you honest?
Why have you been dishonest?
Is there ever a justifiable reason to be dishonest?
How do you react when someone is dishonest with you?
How do you deal with dishonest people?
Why is honesty a spiritual principle?
Are you honest with yourself?
When are you most likely to fool yourself into something?
How can the serenity prayer help you be honest with yourself?
How can gossip be a threat to honesty?
How can jealousy be a threat to honesty?
Have you ever used honesty as a weapon?
How are honesty and humility related?
How is honesty and your higher power related?
Why is honesty important to your program?
What would you say to the new guy?
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