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                                             Step 4

Step 4:

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

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“Step Four is our vigorous and painstaking effort to discover what these liabilities in each of us have been, and are. We want to find out exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us. We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves.” – 12&12, p.42

The Principles in Step Four:

The disciplines of self-examination, surrender
The virtues of willingness, humility, honesty, courage, diligence, perseverance

For a discussion of this Step, please see on this website "The Discipline of Self-examination,” in Practice These, where additional resources about this principle can be found.


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