While it is very easy to see what you have done, it isn’t as
easy to see the work that you didn’t do. Now we will take a closer look at what
can eluded us throughout our recovery process, Serenity,
which only comes from doing the work required in each Step. Our initial
inventory sets the stage. The Step Working says ‘we will use the information to
work steps 5-9, and this process is meant to be done again and again in
recovery. Our work in the “archetypes’ will also help in understanding that our
problems didn’t begin from using drugs, but much longer before then. In fact,
we felt isolated and different long before we took drugs. Once we can identify
the source, we can then make the effort to correct our unhealthy and untrue
belief system that has cause us to continue in the rut of self- destruction.
Grown people are responsible for themselves, their behavior, and feelings, but
this disease cripples us spiritually and emotionally during active addiction
and sometimes in recovery. So lets inventory who we are not and what work has
been left undone.
What moral values and principles are important to you? Why?
What defect of character keeps you full of Fear? Describe
Does distrust of others still prevent you from having
intimate relationships? Yes or No
What defect prevents you from having intimate relationships?
Name it and describe its affect?
What, if anything would you change about who you have become
since being clean?
Was it you or your disease who took your inventory? Pray,
Think, Write, Pray, take Another Look.