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The Twelve Step Principles

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A principle is a rule by which we try to condition our behavior.

In and underlying each of the 12 steps there are principles:

  1. Honesty, Powerlessness, Acceptance, Surrender and Humility
  2. Hope. Open-mindedness, Faith and Oneness
  3. Action, Faith, Trust, Surrender Willingness and Humility
  4. Courage Honesty, Responsibility, Thoroughness, Perseverance and Fearlessness
  5. Integrity, Humility, Rigorous Honesty, Fearlessness and Courage
  6. Willingness and Surrender
  7. Humility
  8. Loving, Kindness, Responsibility, Courage, Willingness and Charity
  9. Self-Discipline, Charity, Responsibility, Courage and Justice
  10. Perseverance, Steadfastness of Purpose, Vigilance and Promptness
  11. Awareness of a Higher-Power, Higher-Power Conscious, Unity with All Life, Patience, Openness and Discipline
  12. Service, Love, Charity, Action,  Gratitude and Sharing