pg.84-paragraph 2-line 2
Quoted from the pamphlet "The AA Group"
"Groups interested in taking regular inventory will find a review of the Tenth Step helpful."
Read the Big Book one paragraph at a time from pg.84 through pg.85 and consider the following questions which have been compiled from the Big Book and A.A. shared experience, making notes of considerations for later discussion.
How have I focused on or blamed others in the group rather than to continue to take personal inventory of my own conduct? Have I failed to set right any of my own mistakes as Ive gone along?
pg.84-paragraph 2-line 5
Have I entered the world of the Spirit, the ability to go to that place within and bring that out into the group?
pg.84-paragraph 2-line 6
How have I lacked understanding and effectiveness in my group?
pg.84-paragraph 2-line 8
How have I exhibited selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear in my group? And When these crop up, have I ignored them and just stayed in self instead of discussing them with someone immediately and not made amends even if I have harmed anyone? Have I focused my thoughts only on myself and how I can meet my own needs?
pg.84-paragraph 2-line 14
How have I been unloving and intolerant towards others in my group and not made Love and tolerance of others my code?
pg.84-paragraph 3-line 1
How have I personally continued fighting anything or anyone in the group?
pg.85-paragraph 1-line 1
How have I personally let up on my spiritual program of action and rested on my laurels, believing that what has been achieved or accomplished in the group is enough or all there is?
pg.85-paragraph 1-line 4
Have I failed to seek growth and maintenance of my spiritual condition? How has that effected my group?
pg.85-paragraph 1-line 6
How have my thoughts or actions been self serving rather than trying to carry the vision of Gods will into all of my groups activities, How can I best serve Me?"
pg.85-paragraph 2-line 4
Have I personally sensed the flow of Gods Spirit in the group and To some extent have I become God-conscious. Receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from God through the goup?
pg.85-paragraph 2-line 7 and pg.85-paragraph 3-line 1
To grow in understanding and effectiveness we must go further and that means more action. In prayer and meditation consider what thoughts have come and what actions may be taken to move the group beyond where it is today?
pg.84-paragraph 2-line 2