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Step 6 Al Anon

Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

What does it mean to be ready? My first time through the steps, I thought I was ready. I admitted I had the defects. I figured life could be better without them and I just knew I was ready to say "remove them" But I wasn't entirely ready. I continued to hold on to those defects as if my life depended on them.

And then with the help of an amazing friend I began to look at my defects one by one and only thought of the one defect. I was not going to get rid of all of me in one big swoop and so we first concentrated on anger. I came to Al Anon full of rage and anger. I was finally ready to have it removed. it was a part of me and it was so scary to imagine life without that anger. How would I express myself? How would I show I was upset? Yet, my anger truly was not serving me well. I was ready.

My next defect I wanted gone was my judgement. Again, even though I thought I was ready, I held on. Until the day my judgement hurt my daughter. It was in that moment I knew I would do anything to have this defect removed. I was entirely ready.

Who else has a step 6 story to share?

In service,


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