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Post Info TOPIC: Alanon Step 8 (8-1-2019)


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Alanon Step 8 (8-1-2019)

eStep 8

Made a list all persons we formed and became willing to make amends to them all
quote from c2 c page 101    Withh this step we sort out our part, taking responsibility for our actions and also releasing ourselves the burden of falsely held responsibilities
My share
When I first read thisStep I found it extremely frightening. Having to look within the uncover all the people that I have harmed in my lifetime, was certainly a challenge
With the help of my sponsor, we decided break it down into small manageable time frames and doing it that way allowed me to look thoroughly at my thoughts and actions over the course of my life. I must admit that it was a challenge and I could not a done it alone without the support of alanon friends and meetings. I know I had an exaggerated sense of how I hurt people and working with others helped me to see this defect.
If you are like myself filled with fear when you see this step, remember that we are working towards building new tools going forward and we cannot embrace new tools unless we see the old ones in action. I am ever grateful for this step

Step 8 Questions


Have I considered placing myself at the top of my list?


Have I resisted making a list?  If so why?


How did I use the 4th Step to prepare my list?


How do I use rationalization or justification to block me from making the list?


How willing am I to be completely honest?


Do I recognize that my minding someones business may have harmed them or others and am I willing to see the need for my amends?


Which people on my list as I willing to contact first?  Why?



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