The 12 Step Buddhist

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    by Darren Littlejohn, a good book a friend just lent me. It works with any addiction. (including the addiction of arguing politics on a forum).

    Anyone working the 12 steps may enjoy this approach that calls the 12 steps principles:

    Step One: Acceptance
    Step Two: Confidence
    Step Three: Surrender
    Step Four: Self-examination
    Step Five: Self-honesty
    Step Six: Self-willingness
    Step Seven: Humility
    Step Eight: Forgiveness
    Step Nine: Restitution
    Step Ten: Admission
    Step Eleven: Seeking
    Step Twelve: Unconditional love
     
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    Let us know when you get to self examination.
     
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    Sure. I haven't got to that part in the book yet, but when I do, I'll let you know about it.

    I practice self-examination every evening. I rejoice in what went well, and I regret what didn't and I may a firm resolve to do it differently in the future.
     
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    I thought you were done with buddhism and religion. I don't mind but i was curious.
     
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    I am done with IDENTIFYING as a Buddhist. I am not done with training my heart and mind.
     
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    Ah. I see.
     
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    It's not like I will forget every thing I ever learned in Buddhism. I spent half my life in it and it informs many of my choices. 12 Step Programs fail a number of people because they are so Christian oriented.

    This is an interesting development, IMO.
     
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