The Profundity Of 12-Step Programs

I’m reading about the sixth step — “We’re entirely ready for God remove all these defects of character.”

I am particularly struck by these sentences and how they applied to my own life:

Many of us, ourselves victims of emotional deprivation in our early years, had learned to survive by cultivating hatred, anger, and resentment as motivating forces, seeking to insulate ourselves from hurt and fear. Now we discovered that we had crippled ourselves by using this monotonous strategy of distrust and isolation in all relationships, whether they were inherently hostile or not.

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