10 Nov Discussion about step 8 and 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous
Here is another podcast about AA from myself and Jon who writes his own blog at https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com . In this episode we are discussing step 8 and step 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous, which are about making amends to people we have harmed. We feel there are many good things about these steps.
“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all”
“Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others”
I think these two steps should really be common sense and are part of a good lifestyle. However they can fill some people full of dread so there is a trade-off. Like most things that are suggested in recovery, you sometimes need to take a step back and see if it is a good idea to approach somebody to do an amend, in light of possible consequences.