Twelve step recovery is a spiritual program.
When I reflect upon the necessity for Step 11, it occurs to me that a whole bunch of us give lip service to this step, but don’t really practice it. We sort of skip from Step 10 over to Step 12.
Those who skip over the 11th step are not working the program properly. In fact, step 12 is difficult unless we have “sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God.”
None of us verbalize it, but the question we may be asking is, “What practical benefit can we addicts derive from working Step 11?”
This section will help us look at some of the reasons (and benefits) why it’s a good idea to faithfully work step 11.