This is the joy of the ninth step. This step helps remove threats of “going back out” and being a drinker and points the way to a more serene sobriety as it allows one to clear away the wreckage of the past and gain the joy that the present and future hold.
I may deal with non-A.A. people “out there,” on their terms, not mine. It is a frightening but necessary action if I am to get back into life. Second, Step Nine allows me to remove threats to my sobriety by healing past relationships. Step Nine points the way to a more serene sobriety by letting me clear away past wreckage, lest it bring me down.From the book Daily Reflections
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