Tuesday, 7 November 2017

AS BILL SEES IT #essentialsofrecovery

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Telling the Worst

Though the variations were many, my main theme was always “How god-awful I am!” Just as I often exaggerated my modest attainments by pride, so I exaggerated my defects through guilt. I would race about, confessing all (and a great deal more) to whoever would listen. Believe it or not, I took this widespread exposure of my sins to be great humility on my part, and considered it a great spiritual asset and consolation!

But later on I realized at depth that the great harms I had done others were not truly regretted. These episodes were merely the basis for storytelling and exhibitionism. With this realization came the beginning of a certain amount of humility.

~ GRAPEVINE, JUNE 1961 ~

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