January 14, 2005

Moral Inventory is Nothing to Fear

When AA suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do. Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look inside himself. Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!" But the testimony of AA's who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.

c. 1952 AAWS, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 49
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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