The 12 Steps
1.) "We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
2.) Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3.) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.
4.) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5.) Admitted to God, to our selves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6.) Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7.) Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
8.) Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9.) Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10.) Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11.) Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it out.
12.) Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others who still suffer, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."
For me, the 12 step program saved my life. it taught me what i didn't learn at the appropriate time, growing up.
What I've learned...
If you don't give it back, you pass it on.
You have everything that you need to be whole, right there inside of you... all you need to do is acknowledge it.
You ARE enough.
You are NEVER alone.
You are here for a reason and you have a purpose.
Look within, for all of your answers. nothing outside of you can ever be the answer, the one, the fix. god is in YOU, not out there.
LET GO. do not be afraid.
TRUST in yourself and your god... that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment. every single thing you have lived through so far, both good and bad, has led you to this moment. be grateful.
Everything happens for a reason.
Fill yourself up with good things. if not, you will always be trying to fill the hole with something outside of yourself. it doesn't work.
Only when you are full inside, can you truly receive and give love in a healthy fashion.
YOU are LOVED. YOU are LOVABLE. YOU DESERVE the BEST.
"God Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Cannot Change, The Courage To Change The Things I Can, And The Wisdom To Know The Difference."