Are You Struggling with the Steps?

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There is no illusion greater than fear.

The 12 steps can seem 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. But when we think about doing them, about turning our life over to a higher power, about dredging up our worst moments and talking about them to another person, about making amends for our wrongs to people we may still be incredibly angry with… No way, no how, forget about it. Well, guess what? Working the twelve steps, doing all those things that sound incredibly awful when we first learn about them, is the path to long-term sobriety.

Just for Today:
Become willing to work the steps—all of them, not just the ones that seem palatable.