Principle - Perseverance
In taking a personal inventory of ourselves, we have to face facts as they really are. We have to stop running away. We must face reality. We must see ourselves as we really are. We must admit our faults openly and try to correct them. We must try to see where we have been dishonest, impure, selfish, and unloving. We do not do this once and forget it. We continuously take inventory of ourselves to assure we keep a clear conscience -- "Continuously" being minute by minute. We do it every day of our lives, as long as we live. We are never done with checking up on ourselves.
Our faith has given us healthier thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
We have replaced fear, guilt, shame, isolation, loneliness, anger and other destructive behaviors with positive behaviors:
We make a gratitude list and add to it daily.
We learn about H.A.L.T. We don't become too: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired.
We seek inspiration from our Higher Power to guide our thoughts and actions.
Am I taking a daily inventory of myself?
a) Every night before you go to bed, think of all of the incidents and situations during the day, when you have practiced your defect(s) of character.
b) You may want to discuss the incidents and situations with the person you harmed (including yourself). Promptly admit you were wrong when you practiced your defect(s) of character. You will have a clean conscience.
c) Discuss how you would like to act and behave in the future, without practicing those defects of character.
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