Reading September 24th's Today, this is what jumped out at me.
"In order to maintain this loving attitude which I have
started to experience, I frequently have to give up some
necessary characteristic of my self-will. Each time it is a
different item: an attitude, an erroneous belief, and
unrealistic goal, or another person's approval. "
I liked this way of looking at Step Seven. Something in the wording inspired a search for timeless quotes about self-mastery.
“We should every night call ourselves to an account;
What infirmity have I mastered today?
What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.”
Is that not an invitation to take Step Ten?