SELF-UNDERSTANDING

Definition of Self-understanding:
awareness of and ability to understand one’s own actions.
Synonyms of Self-understanding:
astute, cunning, ingenious, intuitive, perceptive, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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An early professional believed that alcoholics get into trouble because they thought they were SPECIAL. It’s true that every person is special in that no two people are exactly alike.

But we’re also part of the human race, and we are bound by the general limitations that apply to everyone. We got into trouble partly because we thought we were special and could break universal common-sense rules.

When we stop thinking of ourselves as special, we also become more teachable.  –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

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