“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”
“Some of us put off Step Eight because we were fearful of the amends called for in Step Nine. In effect, we were trying to manage tomorrow instead of living in today. We soon realized, however, that we ought to fear the consequences of not working Step Eight (such as remaining a prisoner to our guilt and shame), so we surrendered our self-centered fears and took the necessary action.” (Step Into Action, p. 119)
Congratulations on getting this far in the Step Work Curriculum. Steps 8 & 9, in our opinion, can be some of if not the toughest ones.
We hope that as you work through these Steps, you’ll work closely with your sponsor and others in your group to surrender outcomes and push through the pain.
The White Book: Steps Eight & Nine p. 123-124
With the help of your sponsor, begin creating your list of amends. You can use this spreadsheet to help.