Step Four : ” We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Many of use have spent our life in a state of hiding, ashamed of who we are inside. We may hide by living a double life, by drinking alcohol or other addictions to make us feel like someone else, or by self-righteously setting ourselves above others. Step Four involves uncovering the things we have been hiding, even from ourselves.
When the real person inside us comes out of hiding, we will have to deal with some dirt! Making this inventory is a good way to wash the inside; some of that washing may involve bathing our life with tears. It is only by uncovering the hidden parts of ourself that we will be able to change the outer person, including our addictive/compulsive behaviors,
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”