Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous
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Spiritual Principles in the Twelve Steps
This list of the12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous shows the spiritual principle associated with each of the Twelve Steps.
|1||Honesty||We admitted we were powerless over food — that our lives had become unmanageable.|
|2||Hope||Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.|
|3||Faith||Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.|
|4||Courage||Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.|
|5||Integrity||Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.|
|6||Willingness||Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.|
|7||Humility||Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.|
|8||Self-discipline||Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.|
|9||Love for others||Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.|
|10||Perseverance||Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.|
|11||Spiritual Awareness||Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.|
|12||Service||Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.|
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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA
Read "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous" for an in-depth description of these steps.