to God, to ourselves, and another to human being the exact nature
of our wrongs."
complete your fourth step inventory it is time to give it away.
LAA is a spiritual program, so naturally we invite God. Our relationship
with God comes first. We can take time in prayer and meditation
to open up and communicate with the God of our understanding about
the exact nature of our wrongs. Then we invite and connect with
another human being who will actively listen to our inventory
without judging, a person who feels safe to us. This person will
be someone we respect, someone you can trust sharing this information
with and someone who will be empathetic. Set aside as much time
as you need to complete the process. Step five instructs us to
admit the exact nature of our wrongs to ourselves at heart level
and then connect with another human being to share what we have
written. Looking at the harm we have caused ourselves and others,
may put us in touch with the exact nature of our wrongs as never
before. As we do this, we can see the pain caused by our denial.
An honest Fifth Step supports us in our recovery and helps us
understand why our lives were unmanageable. Admitting our wrongs
to ourselves helps break through to greater honesty, self-awareness
and acceptance. Open your heart, your mind, and your soul to this
process. Admit everything. Be courageous. Don't take anything
to the grave. After the fifth step, take some time to be alone
and to be introspective. Step Five opens the door to truth and
freedom. Step Five teaches us to be vulnerable and to trust. Step
Five is about letting go.
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