Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the “rocks” that can sink recovery–or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
I am a grateful 12-stepping person. I recognized my need for coaching as I’ve floundered a bit even with sponsor help. I Googled “6th step” and this was a found treasure. It is good for me as I’ve been in a program for three years now and able to more honestly take action to heal. I read one review that suggests this book could be a bit too much for a newer 12-stepping person… This may be so. For me I had to come to know myself enough to see I needed such a tool…
And what this book does is provoke a deeper self-awareness. Am I still under the weight of ‘rocks’ that I cling too and which limit my reaching a new platform of peace in my life? Have I been willing to do my part in changing what I can? Do I expect my HP to do it ALL for me…like remove a limiting habit…yet I embrace it so darn fervently? Can I logically expect my HP to override my will? I need to do my part… And thus goes the 12-stepped baseD discussion of changing myself… Of the classic “3-A’s” of awareness, acceptance and action.
I credit this book as a vehicle that is helping me motivate myself to drop the rocks and to BE WILLING to have my HP remove the layers of gnarly sediment that has hidden the buoyant soul…I am suggesting a buyer consider buying too “Fearless Relationships” by Karen Casey as this book motivates and challenges me to think differently and be willing to act-as-if….but Casey’s book provides a more ‘how-to-do-it’…and reading them combined ( and rereading) has been good.
Enjoy and grow.