“It was evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn’t be nearly enough. We’d have to have outside help if we were surely to know and admit the truth about ourselves–the help of God and of another human being.
Only by discussing ourselves, holding back nothing, only by being willing to take advice and accept direction could we set foot on the road to straight thinking, solid honesty, and genuine humility.” 12/12 p. 59.
Bill also wrote about a fellow who relapsed and observed: “Above all he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.“BB p. 26. But, of course, because of his ” blind spots,” he did slip.
And, in Step Two, we read about lack of humility (superficial rather than serious spirituality). “This has been our blind spot.” 12/12 p. 32.
Pride and arrogance contribute to our blind spots. Humility and sharing our inventories with others helps us to spot and overcome our blind spots.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
Where are my current blind spots? And who will point them out?
How has pride and arrogance contributed to my blind spots?
Where do I drift into danger and why? Recently? What was the underlying defect?
Feedback well-given, feedback well-received
Those who sound the warning for me ( even though it irritates and annoys)
Insights gained through sharing
Shelter from early morning storms
Technology that spurs safety
Help for personal blind spots