By JustMissC on November 10, 2008
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
To me step 6 means that others cannot change me. Others cannot remove my behaviors and problems. Just like I cannot control others behaviors they cannot control mine.
I don't have to do anything. I just want to want to change. I am at the point where I do want to change.
I first came to al-anon because my life had gotten so chaotic and stressful. I was suffering with depression and anxiety.
I didn't know what else to do. I had thought about coming to al-anon a while ago but then never did.
Since I've been a part of al-anon I feel like I've learned so much about myself. I've started taking care of myself.
Using the slogans, the serenity prayer, and the tools of al-anon. It's a great feeling to know
that I don't have to
wonder what I should be doing to change but I have tools to help me change. It gives me a sense of freedom.
Step 6 is being ready to give my defects to my HP to hand them over and start creating the life for myself that I want to live.
No one else that has power but me. It doesn't have to happen over night. I can go as slow or as fast as I want to.
That's exciting. I'm excited for my future I'm excited for knowing that I can have peace and serenity. I have grown closer to my HP.
I smile more. I can honestly say even though I am still suffering with depression and anxiety the tools are helping to me to think differently.
I no longer throw myself a pity party (OK once in a while I do) but now it's not an everyday occurrence.
Now I actually try to take action and help myself and with the help of my HP i am seeing a change.
A change in myself, a change in my relationships with the A and others. A change in my
thinking and the way I view things.
I am ready to have God remove all my defects of character. I'm ready for a new and better happier healthier life.
Yours in recovery,
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