This step is exactly what I needed to go back to in my recovery. In life’s chaos we can get vulnerable to fear, anger, jealous, and just emotions all together.
I have found myself hung up on resentments and fear. My higher power had me listening to my meeting last night, big book study. Step 10 brought me back where I needed to remember to spot check inventory of myself.
Doing a spot-check inventory is when you have an emotional disturbance. This is a quick, spur-of-the-moment inventory concerned with day-to-day problems. It helps to silence volatile emotions, build character and promote a positive way of life.
Avoid making quick-tempered decisions; train yourself to take a step back and breathe.
Survey your situation honestly.
Admit when you’re wrong.
Forgive others when they’re wrong.
Focus on progress, not perfection.
When we take a moment and do this in hard times of our lives. We can get back on track and love ourselves and the ones we love.
My favorite review step. It amazes me to reflect back on the person I was and the person I am now. AA has been like a second set of good parents that raised me to be more honest, humble and forgiving. Good one Kayce!!
7 years clean today clean and sober I love u god ur awesome life is wonderful!!!!!
Congratulations Thomas. Keep inspiring others
Thank u kayce I feel awesome!!!!!!
Felt directed by my Higher Power to read this message today. So glad it’s there. Just what I needed. Thank you for the eloquent reminder.
Thanks Dave. I also needed this reminder in my life. Enjoy your day.
Hi. Wow. I haven’t was this in awhile and it is exactly what I needed. My Higher Power is large and in charge. He has me. ThNk goodness for this bc I am a handful. Lol. Just celebrated 19 years . The steps never change. I do 🙂
“Read” this in awhile. Lol. Spellcheck
Awesome girl !!!!!!!!
My daughter has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I need all of your good words. I’m trying very hard to stay in touch with HP. I have 39 years and sometimes it’s still hard to keep the faith. Thank god I have the program.
Hang in there. Life on life’s terms. Go to a meeting. Talk about this get support don’t do it alone thanks for sharing
Iam praying my dog doesn’t die tonight but I don’t want her in but Iam in massive oain
After 40 years, I have learned that the hardships & problems of today are the gifts of tomorrow. Yes, & life can be challenging even after 40 years. We just do not need to be alone.
“Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong we PROMPTLY admitted it”.
I think the word Promtly was put there for people like myself because within a minute or so it’ll be your fault.
That’s how quickly I rationalize.
The difference between a HIGHER POWER & HIRED POWER is amaizing.