The Seventh Step is one of the most important in my recovery. Every Step is crucial, of course, but Step Seven holds a special place in my heart. For me, it is the realization of a miracle. I ask my HP, whom I call God, to remove my resentments, fears, drivenness, and obsession with control (or illusions of control), and he does for me what I cannot do for myself. I am not able to remove anything from myself. I cannot by myself become a better person—kinder, less self-seeking, less me-oriented—or get rid of my shortcomings, but “There is One

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