Step 1 of the 12 Steps of AA
“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.”
The core spiritual principle that we begin to practice and develop in Step 1 is honesty. The exercises this week will give us an opportunity to look at how well we demonstrate honesty in all areas of our life.
Honesty is the foundation of emotional sobriety.
Serenity is the gift we receive from being honest.
1. In your own words, define:
2. Every evening write down every lie you told that day. Then spend 5 to 10 minutes thinking about honesty. Ask yourself these questions:
a. What reason did I tell the lies I told?
b. Was it really that important?
c. What does the word honesty really mean to me?
Listen to following Speaker Tapes:
The Stepworkshop Groups began on January 9, 2011. To start at the beginning of this Stepworkshop series, please go here. To do ALL the assignments and exercises with complete instructions, you must register and attend our online Stepworkshop. Go here to register.
Everyone from the recovery community is welcome to share their thoughts on the speaker tapes or with working Step One. Please share your experience, strength and hope with us in the Comments sections below.
Lest we forget:
*Honesty is the spiritual principle we practice in Step One.
**Honesty is the ability to be honest with yourself.
***Perk your ears up and listen closely to First Step concepts and key words during discussions meetings.
****At meetings, share about your experience with the First Step and its core principle honesty.