On Resentment:

Resentment is the 'number one' offender.

It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.

In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper.

We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry.

We asked ourselves why we were angry.

…we were sore. We were "burned up."

Was it our self-esteem,
our security (our pocketbooks),
our ambitions,
our personal (relationships )
or sex relations
which had been interfered with?

The first thing apparent was that this world and its people were often quite wrong.

To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got.

Sometimes it was remorse and then we were sore at ourselves.

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness.

... with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave.

We found that it is fatal.

For when harboring such (an attitude) we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit.

If we were to live, we had to be free of (resentment).

This may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison.

We began to see that the world and its people really dominated us.

How could we escape?

This was our course: We realized that the people who wronged us were perhaps spiritually sick.

We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance…that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.

We said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him?"

Fear…this short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives.

It was an evil and corroding thread.

It's set in motion...misfortune we felt we didn't deserve.

Sometimes we think (acting on) fear (cowardice) ought to be classed with stealing.

We reviewed our fears thoroughly.

We put them on paper.

We asked ourselves why we had them.

We ask God to remove our cowardice and direct our attention to what God would have us be.

At once, we commenced to outgrow cowardice...

PS: Rule number 62...don't take yourself too damn seriously