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Response to tavalon (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:00 PM

36. Ok

I didn't read any further yet but this is my understanding of the steps, I think the first 3 need to be pretty much in order.., the fourth step is a time thing in that you will never be ready after the first three to go all the way into the fourth... you will actually be doing that every day in some manner for a while.. Most really have the hard time with 5, telling someone else all that is hard to do..Although I have heard several 5th steps and am amazed at the similarity of the stories, we all think we are unique and have done some pretty terrible things but in the end I have not learned anything new from them...
Some have the hardest time as we in the original OP here about god and higher powers and turning loose of control, actually should not be that hard to do since most of us have not really been in control for quite some time ... I am an avowed atheist, I personally had a real hard time with the "god" part of this the first time I tried to get sober, after failing miserably I decided that if I could fake all the stuff I faked while drinking and I could lie about all that stuff then also, I could fake this too if it meant my life and it did and I did and 28 years later I am still faking it and staying dry and most of all staying sober and having a life that I am not ashamed of.

So I see most of the anti-god stuff around the tables at meetings as attempts fail, so they can continue their death spiral....

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