Step 7 : Humbly Asked to Remove Our Shortcomings

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Weathers, MFTi.

The key ingredient in working the Seventh Step is humility.  Humility is the understanding that you’re worthwhile.  It’s the middle ground between extremes of grandiosity and toxic shame.  It’s being your true self.  Humility is remembering that you are as humble as we are grateful.

Humility is our acceptance of ourselves. …There exists within us, at all times, a Higher Power that is the builder of all successes and our comforter during times of trial.”

An aspect of humility that is often talked about at meetings is that of being teachable. If we are humble , we are open to new ideas and new ways of seeing things. Open mindedness is a very important part of humility. We don’t know it all. There is still more we can learn. And maybe even more important, some we need to unlearn.

Elana Clark-Faler
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