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May 19, 2016 by Kayce L.

Humility is key in Recovery. Share how humility has played a part in your life. Or maybe reach out on how to gain humility


  1. GunnerGreg says:

    The first sign of humility in my life was when I accepted the fact that there was a power in the universe greater than myself. That took some doing but thereafter it became easier for me to practice at least some level of humility.

  2. Linda d says:

    When I understand that I am flawed. My patterns of thought brought on by alcoholism need persistent and sustained effort. Today I make decisions only by testing them first. Is it kind, is it selfish, do I seek to Controll? Am I willing to do what I think god wants me to do even though it may be difficult? When Im affected by others, that don’t have a program….. I remember how I acted before I had one! Compassion destroyes any judgement.

    • Mariah says:

      Thanks so much for this post. I needed to read this. My sponsor wants me to practice humility and I was trying to figure out how to. She wants me to practice the 5 core spiritual concepts and apply them to my life/text her how I practiced them through out the day. Humility has always been a hard one for me to understand or do. But asking myself on a daily basis if I was selfish or self centered is a good place to start.

  3. Mark C says:

    I have found that to have humility one must necessarily be humiliated. I have worked so hard on suppressing my ego over my 4 months of sobriety. I figure that my over-inflated ego is a large part of my alcoholism. So far so good.

  4. Mariah says:

    For me practicing humility means to not think I’m better or less than someone else.

  5. Dannp says:

    Bill Wilson wrote in the little red book, humility is seeing things as they really are.

    When I see that I am a human being with both strengths and weaknesses I become right sized in my mind

  6. Sheryl says:

    I realized that no matter what my ego told, me I couldn’t quit drinking by myself. I was trying to hide it from God and others. When I gave it over to my higher power I could and did stop. Now I realize my ego was bravado from drinking. I feel much better knowing I really have no control over any of this! And I feel great.

  7. Jim M says:

    Humility for me is accepting that I am no more important than anyone else in my life and accepting that God has a plan for me and my life. All I have to do is look to him for guidance and then follow!

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