Working Step 8 begins the internal healing from any guilt and
shame generated while active in our disease. We focus
on taking responsibility for ourselves. In the past, we blamed our parents, relatives, friends, foes, bosses, coworkers, and just about anyone other than us.
We make a list of all who we have harmed, including ourselves. We will forgive ourselves as part of the process. We learn about amends and what we will do in
the next step
We list all the people we identified in our 4th step inventory.
Our willingness is important in this step. We are willing to face the damage we caused ourselves and others. We remember that faith overcomes fear.
One day at a time.