“…before we are halfway through.”

For years in program, I thought that this part of the Big Book promises referred to being halfway through doing the steps (which would be at the end of Step 6).  But if you read this line within the context of the chapter it’s in and what is being discussed prior, it becomes clear that it is specifically talking about being halfway through Step 9.  For me, though, the promises began to happen a lot earlier than that.  I could actually feel them starting to take effect halfway through Step 4

As I progressed through the required writing, I began to experience the odd sensation of feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and hopeful all at the same time.  (I had never felt that way before, but I have felt it many times since.)   I felt as if, for the first time in my life, I was getting a glimpse of this huge pile of “stuff” I should have been taking care of, but I “forgot” …or maybe I just “never knew” it was there.  I had an intuitive sense of suddenly being on the right track.  Like the road I was on had finally turned into the road I was SUPPOSED to be on all along.  It is the feeling that, despite all the work up ahead, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and now I can actually SEE It!

…So keep on going!



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