10. “Continue to take personal inventory and when we were
wrong promptly admitted it.”
10 is a continuation of the 4th and 9th steps. Not only must we
be introspective about our current shortcomings, and share them
with God and another human being, if we have acted out in some
way, we must go to the person we have harmed and quickly apologize.
people do this step every day after they have retired. They look
over the day that has just passed and do a quick inventory. Others
only work this step when something noticeable has happened. Some
people do this in writing. Others don’t. It is up to you
do integrate this step into the discipline of your recovery program.
How you do this step is less important than doing it.
step is meant for events that occur in your current life. If you
want to do more work about past events and fear-based emotions
such as resentments, you can go back and do another 4th step inventory.
10 is one of the maintenance steps. It helps us keep the serenity
we have already gotten from the others steps. It helps keep our
recovery strong. Maintaining recovery is as important at finding
it. Regression is always waiting for us without proper vigilance.
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