What wonderful things could happen in my life if I could get rid of my natural impulse to justify my actions. Is honesty so deeply repressed under layers of guilt that I can’t release it to understand my motives? Being honest with ourselves isn’t easy. It’s difficult to search out why I had this or that impulse and, more importantly, why I acted upon it. Nothing makes us feel so vulnerable as to give up the crutch of “the alibi,” yet my willingness to be vulnerable will go a long way toward helping me grow in the program. Am I becoming more aware that self- deception multiplies my problems?

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