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Steps 6 and 7 are so incredibly important. I’ve written about them before for Solutions of North Texas, and they’re something I never tire of because of how powerful a role they play in deciding how happy or unhappy my sobriety is going to be.
Here’s a little snippet of the post.
The Pain of Steps 6 and 7
I’ve never experienced more pain in sobriety than by working steps 6 and 7.
I’ve never experienced more pain in sobriety than by failing to work steps 6 and 7.
6 and 7 are bizarre steps in that they only receive a paragraph each in the Big Book. Seeing as every other step gets multiple pages, one would think you’d see at least the same devoted here.
Thankfully we have the 12 and 12, which goes much more in depth. There are books like Drop the Rock that go deeper. My experience with these steps is that, unfortunately, they’re skipped over too often when in fact they’re probably the most important steps in the book for anyone seeking long-term sobriety.
After all, aren’t character defects what led us to our spiritual emptiness in the first place?