Friday, 28 October 2016

AS BILL SEES IT #essentialsofrecovery

~ Page 301

To Rebuild Security

In our behavior respecting financial and emotional security, fear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too often done their worst. Surveying his business or employment record, almost any alcoholic can ask questions like these: In addition to my drinking problem, what character defects contributed to my financial instability? Did fear and inferiority about my fitness for my job destroy my confidence and fill me with conflict? Or did I overvalue myself and play the big shot?

Businesswomen in A.A. will find that these questions often apply to them, too, and the alcoholic housewife can also make the family financially insecure. Indeed, all alcoholics need to cross examine themselves ruthlessly to determine how their own personality defects have demolished their security.

~ TWELVE AND TWELVE, P. 51-52 ~

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