Feb 27, 2016
On Tuesday, March 1,
2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 8. Made a list of
persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them
Step 8 is concerned
with our personal relationships. It is an examination of how
we have dealt with people in the past and, more specifically, how
we have harmed them. This step is the basis for developing a
more productive and satisfactory way of dealing with others. The AA
12 and 12 says that step 8 is the beginning of the end of isolation
from our fellows and from God.
According to the
Alcoholics Anonymous 12 and 12, steps 8 & 9 involved this
we take a look backward
and try to discover where we had been at fault,
we make a vigorous
attempt to repair the damage we have done, and
have a thus cleaned
away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our new found
knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations
with every human being we know.
This is a very large
The Eighth steps suggest that we prepare an amends list. This
list should be in writing and include the names of all the people
we have harmed who appeared in our fourth step inventory. We add
the names of anyone we had forgotten or overlooked. Have we
included everyone whom we can remember? Is there anyone to whom we
did something that we still feel guilty about? The Alcoholics
Anonymous 12 and 12 says that we ransack memory for the people to
whom we have given offense. To put a finger on the nearby and most
deeply damaged ones shouldn't be hard to do. Then, as year by year
we walk back through our lives as far as our memory will reach, we
shall be bound to construct a long list of people who have, to some
extent or another, been affected. Our objective is to make the list
as complete as possible.
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