There is no illusion greater than fear.
The 12 steps can seem a bit daunting. Sure, when we go to our first sexual recovery meeting and read the steps (on that ubiquitous giant scroll hanging on the wall), they seem relatively straightforward. Usually, they even make sense, sort of. But when we think about actually doing them, about turning our life over to a Higher Power, about dredging up our worst moments and talking about them with another person, about making amends for our wrongs to people we may still be incredibly angry with… Yeah, right. That’s not going to happen. No way, no how, forget about it. Well, guess what? Working the 12 steps, doing all of those things that sound incredibly awful when we first learn about them, is the path to long-term sobriety and healing.
Task for Today
Be willing to fully work the steps—all of them, not just the ones that seem palatable.