12 Steps of OA


Honesty. 1. We admitted we were powerless over food that our lives had become unmangeable.

Hope 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Action 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Courage 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Integrity 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Willingness 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

Humility 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Brotherly Love 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Self-discipline 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Perserverance 10.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Spiritual Awareness 11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Service 12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

These 12 steps have been successful for many addictions or compulsions such as that for alcohol, drugs, gambling, cutting, etc. Is it any reason they're successful? They come directly from the wisdom presented in our Bibles.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Dream On is a good post to remember at the beginning of 2012.