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Step Five - Questions 1-10
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
1. If I have completed my Fourth Step inventory, how do I feel about sharing details of my past with another person?
2. In what areas of my past am I willing to be completely honest?
3. What are some of the advantages I might get from admitting my faults?
4. Do I understand the healing relief that honestly admitting my faults can bring?
5. What expectations do I have about how I should feel or what I swhould experience when I admit my faults?
6. Am I ready to let these expectations go and allow the God of my understanding to determine the best results for me? How do I know?
7. If I do not feel ready to do this Step, do I need to do more work on Steps One through Four?
8. Would I be willing to group my inventory into things I could admit, things I might admit, and things I think, "No way! I'll never be able to do that," and then start with the "could" list?
9. Am I afraid to admit my faults to my Higher Power? Why?
10. Who in the program could I call to discuss my fears about God?
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1. When others share with me I get more courage to share more of my 4th Step with them.
2. Over the years my courage and determination have helped me to share more deeply.
3. I will get closer to people and I don't have to maintain a "be perfect" persona.
4. Yes I do...I don't have to pretend anymore.
5. I don't think I have any expectations and await the surprises.
6. I think my response to question #5 says it all.
7. Because I plan on doing Step 4 over and over and when life invites me to dig deeper on a certain issues I know I will return to individual Steps.
9. No I am not afraid as my HP/God knows me totally.
10. There are several people who I can discuss this issue with.
I remember when I first reached out to alanon and the woman was telling me how much it helped her. At one point she said ''I realised how selfish I am'' After what I had gone through with the EX and all the mopping up after him I did and all the raising the kids alone and being the sole bread winner, I thought WTF--I AM NOT SELFISH! Even when we were working the Step 5-6 and she was trying to help me see some stuff, I just could not see the selfish side.
It has taken almost 2 years since that date for me to see what side of me is selfish and just how much changing and healing I need to do. Well now I do and I see a completely different side of me now and then and well it feels pretty damn good to be on a better path!
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