Dear Fellow OA members,
Step 10 tells us to continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it.
Continue is the operative word in Step 10. But, if I am to be honest, continuing is not my strength. I love to start new things. I thrive on novelty. I buy all of the tools, books, and resources for a new project or to learn a new skill. I feel exhilarated by the possibilities. But somewhere along the way, I lose interest, get sloppy, and am on to the next new thing.
In preparing for this newsletter, I listened to Step 10 on the OA CD series. The narrator stated, “repetition is the only form of permanence that nature can achieve. We must continue, day after day, the actions that have already brought us so much healing if we are to remain abstinent.” This sounds so logical, but why is it so difficult for so many?
I would go one step further (no pun intended) and say that I personally cannot achieve repetition without Higher Power. So, for today, I ask Higher Power for the willingness and ability to continue to plan my food and then follow my food plan, one day at a time.
CD. Rio Rancho: Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office, 2003. Step Ten (Track 17)