“We finally saw
that the inventory
should be ours,
not the other man’s.
So we admitted our wrongs honestly
and became willing to set
these matters straight.”
~ AS BILL SEES IT, p. 222
It was always somebody else’s fault.
If they would have, should have, could have
only done this or that, everything would not have
had such negative consequences.
What part did I have to play in this outcome
became the fundamental question.
Yes, I may have been influenced by my disease of alcoholism
however, that could not be an excuse.
To clear the wreckage of the past, to clear head and heart
of the guilt and shame, I had to be honest and confess
to God and another human being the exact nature of my wrongs.
Recovery is initiated by an honest self-inventory.
Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.
ME and the Boss