“God, help me to see those things that block me from You and Others.”
1st Column (who?)
2nd Column (what?)
a. They’re ungrateful. And entitled.
3rd Column (Affects my…?)
Affects my: P/A (Pride/Ambition) SE (Self-esteem) P/SR (Personal or Sexual Relations)
4th Column (How was I…?)
Self-Seeking: I want to be seen as a shining example of tolerance and humility [which I’m not].
Selfish: I want others to think the way I think and be the way I am.
Dishonest: I am without question an ingrate, especially when I was an active addict, and resenting this in others not only reflects it in myself but helps me to avoid taking responsibility for my own lack of gratitude.
Fear: I’m afraid to love others, to love myself.
“My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding. Amen.” – 7th Step Prayer from Alcoholics Anonymous, p.76