With a Jewish Voice: Step 10
Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
By now the 12 steps have started to make a real difference. The ‘promises’ are starting to come true. “We will intuitively know how to handle things that used to baffle us.” Maybe your relationships are getting better, maybe your job is more stable, maybe your heart has stopped racing. But the work is never done. As Rabbi Olitzky wrote,“Recovery is like breathing. If you want to stay alive, you have to do it.” This step will help keep you on track. Put aside time every day to review your actions and review your thinking. We hurt those closest to us, because they are the closest to us. But it isn’t inevitable. Stop and breathe, and make a habit of making amends.