18
August
GETTING WELL
Very deep, sometimes quite forgotten, damaging emotional conflicts persist below the level of consciousness.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 79-80
Only through positive action can I remove the remains of guilt and shame brought on by alcohol. Throughout my misadventures when I drank, my friends would say, "Why are you doing this? You're only hurting yourself." Little did I know how true were those words. Although I harmed others, some of my behavior caused grave wounds to my soul. Step Eight provides me with a way of forgiving myself. I alleviate much of the hidden damage when I make my list of those I have hurt. In making amends, I free myself of burdens, thus contributing to my healing.
View this page in: Español | Français
This is a book of reflections by A.A. members for A.A. members
Share this with a friend