Step 11: A Daily Spiritual Practice

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

You create a path of your own by looking within yourself and listening to your soul.

Step 11, like Step 10, is not a step that is worked once and then forgotten. Instead, it is part of an ongoing (usually daily) ritual of recovery. That said, recovering addicts often find prayer and meditation to be somewhat baffling concepts. And some, especially those of us who began the recovery process as agnostics or atheists, may struggle with the concept of having a Higher Power at all. For these reasons (and many others), Step 11 can be a difficult one to work. If you find yourself struggling with this step, take heart in the fact that you are very far from alone. In fact, even the most devoutly religious members of 12-step recovery groups sometimes temporarily lose their way here.

Task for Today
Consider multiple meanings of ‘Higher Power’ and how each of these might impact your life.