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EDITORIAL

Write a, "Searching and fearless moral inventory." Many of us were none too keen on that fourth suggestion when reading out in Step meetings about a, "Fearless moral inventory." Many of us could only think of our own fear about all those dreadful things that we had been running away from. Alcohol may have deadened that fear for a while but it always came back, then we needed more alcohol to be able to get through another day and blot that fear out again.

But now we are on a new course in life, an extraordinary adventure where seasoned Fellows look us in the eye and say, "Do you want what we have?" We may reply, "Yes." But we know that this means doing the 'work.' Working our way through these Twelve Steps. How can we possibly do this Step? We may have sat down with pen and paper and a very serious intent to get on with the job. But then fears struck and the page remained blank.

Back to our sponsor we went, having 'failed' yet again, a word we were really fed up with repeating. But sponsors are often encouragers, reminding us that many Fellows in AA have managed to complete this Step. That we have three new tools in our toolbox, Step's One, Two and Three. Steps we can use on a daily basis to help us work through this difficult patch.

For by now we have admitted our powerlessness over alcohol. So our only choice is not to drink. But to not drink we need to get sober and that comes with working these Twelve Steps. We have found a Higher Power and we put our trust in that power as we pick up our pen and write.



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