Monday, 31 October 2016
The first three Steps for the purposes of ad hoc inventory
Here’s a quick way of doing this, if one has some urgent but limited inventory to write.
Being off-beam results ultimately in relapse, and the first drink could trigger an unstoppable process, so being off-beam is a grave matter.
Being off-beam always involves the ideas contained within the Serenity Prayer not being practised.
· I am not able to accept something I cannot change.
· I am accepting something that I should change.
· I am not able to change something I should change.
· I am trying to change something I cannot change.
· I am confused about what I can and cannot change.
Which of these apply?
Do I trust that the Steps will work on this, the way they have worked on everything else, to restore me to useful harmony with myself, others, and God?
Am I willing for all of my beliefs, thinking, and action to be challenged and redirected, regardless of the personal consequences?
Is there anything I am unwilling to turn over to this process and thereby to God?
Once these have been answered satisfactorily, proceed to write inventory.