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RumRadio 12N24 Step Seven

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The Simplicity of The Twelve Steps- Step Seven (Humility) Humility is like underwear, essential unless it shows, then its indecent. It’s not the heat, It’s the humility  Yogi Berra My very favorite definition of humility is given by one of our co-founders, Dr. Bob Smith who claims humility to be, “A clear understanding of who and what we are followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.”  I would offer that while many people in A.A. would suggest that the fourth and fifth step show us who we are, I believe that what those steps actually achieve are showing us who we are not.  I would further offer that in Step Six and Seven, we become willing to let go of who we are not, which will then begin the process of finding out who we are.  Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”  Obviously, the process of sculpting involves finding the statue within the stone by cutting away all the pieces that are blocking its truth.  

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