Step Two: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
At an early age I came to believe that, if I tried hard enough and prayed long enough I could mend my relationships — and yours as well. In trying to be a a perfect friend, I didn't realize that perfection is not only impossible but is a sure way to neurosis.
Working with Step 2 has brought me a renewed understanding of God and God's will for me. I now realize that, in my early years, well-intentioned teachers and family members steered me onto a dangerous "moral" path, a path that caused me to stumble in my efforts at love and forgiveness. And it made the "fearless moral inventory" of Step 4 more difficult, too.
As I continue to grow into Step 2, I see forgiveness more sanely than I was conditioned to see it. The "moral high ground" I now seek makes forgiveness of myself and others a realizable goal.
Join us on November 12, when I will share more about these issues.