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Old 10-05-2010, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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“Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility, a word often misunderstood….it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.”
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well put, Toad.

I am working on another 4th Step. I was told in the beginning that this is a life-long process. Each time I do one, it is more thorough. And, of course, being the IMPERFECT person that I am, I have made mistakes since my last 4th Step. (Horrors!)

I am a better person each time. (Two steps forward, one step backwards.... Sometimes a step or two to the side.... Sas-shay, shas-shay....)
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Taking inventory is good. Sometimes a little painful, but the advantages out weigh the pain. It doesn't say that we have to take more than one 4th step, but for me I have found that as I do a new one, I become more sincere, and therefore do a more searching and fearless inventory.

Check this out, I heard a preacher say it the other day and found it to fit relapse and recovery...."The harder we fall, the higher we bounce."...pretty good eh?

I pray all is well with you my sister...this June the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoication are having our National meeting in Colorado...myself and some of my brothers are going to head Northwest after the meeting..plan on going to Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho....
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"Humility is a result of getting honest with ourselves." - Basic Text

Something I had a hard time understanding in the beginning. Humility - not humiliation. Humility, however, is still very much a work in progress!!
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Bump!

I heard in a Step Meeting that...

Being humble is not pretending to be something more than you actually are while at the same time not pretending to be something less.
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Thank You for the inspiration to begin another day sober.

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Read through this thread today and found inspiration.
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I just read through this thread again....and again found inspiration

God is doing for me what I could not do for myself...AA big book page 84
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toad. I read your post and yes I
firmly agree with it. God of my understanding
or HP - Higher Power of your understanding
or teaching, could and would if He was sought.

It's a good reminder as I we pull out from our
PMS - Parked Motorcycle Syndrome
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our PMS - Parked Motorcycle Syndrome
So that's my problem!!
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i find it very humbling when i find out how, at times others feel about me. i just want to walk up and say, " i am not that good." but then,,, i think to myself, " if this/these people think i am, why can't I be?" that is when/ now i am going to work on this... to reach the expectations of me. i am not succumbing to the goals of others, just raising my own. I am working hard to make good on the promises i have made to my self, others , and God.
this is how i perceive humility.

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