Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps,
we tried to carry this message to all other people and
to practice these principles in all our affairs.
     We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
conscious contact with God as we understood Him/Her,
praying only for knowledge of His/Her will for us and the power to carry that out.
     We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

     We made direct amends to such people and other life wherever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.
     We made a list of all people and other life we had harmed and
became willing to make amends to them all.
     We humbly asked Him/Her to remove our shortcomings.
     We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
     We admitted to God, to ourselves, and another human being
the exact nature of our wrongs.
     We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and our behaviors.
     We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care
and guidance of God as we understood Him/Her.
     We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could
restore us to sanity and restore our natural world.
     We admitted we were powerless over our addictions - that our
whole world's life had become unmanageable.

The 12 Steps
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