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Step Five – A Clean Slate

Most of us were born perfect and the slate was clean. From the very first day of our lives we started to experience different emotions (for lack of a better term) and those feelings had a lot to do with the way we evolved into who we are today.

Instinctively we responded to the different threats and joys that we were faced with and these were the things that established our strengths and weaknesses. That is true for most of us, but not all of us.

Unfortunately some of us were born with other problems that require medication, such as, A.D.D; Bipolar, and other difficulties that cannot be treated simply by changing our attitudes and behavior.

These things, I am not educated enough to discuss, but for the average alcoholic, I believe, our problems can be traced back to that conditioning we experienced as we formed our mental and spiritual makeup.

I often hear it said that alcoholism is a disease of perception. It is a disease of many things, and perception is one of them. The perception we have of ourselves may be likened to a chalkboard containing every experience of our lives.

If we can look at it and be satisfied that we had a pretty good track record, we would probably be comfortable with it ... Continue reading »

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