The Twelve Steps of MARA

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1: We admitted that, without help, we felt an inability to control our addiction and that our lives had
become unmanageable.

2: We came to believe that, like all human beings, our power was limited and we needed to learn to let go and learn fromĀ others.

3: We made a decision to accept that we cannot control everything, assume a spirit of goodwill, seek the wisdom of responsible others, and discover our true voice within.

4: We made a searching and fearless inventory of our strengths and weaknesses.

5: Admitted to ourselves without reservation, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

6: Were entirely ready to listen to wise counsel, and seek that still small voice within, to guide us to change our behaviors which have been harmful to ourselves and others.

7: Humbly began the process of deep change so we could overcome our weakness.

8: Made a list of all persons we have harmed, became willing to make amends to them all, and to forgive those against whom we have held grudges.

9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

11: Sought through self-reflection and meditation to improve our awareness and understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

12: Having had an awakening in various ways as a result of these steps, we tried to carry a message of recovery, as we understood it, to those who still suffer and to practice these principles, including no judgement, in all our affairs.