That is my basic theory to the real-life method of 12 step recovery.
Showing up is the easy part; it only requires a minimum of effort and there are plenty of meetings to choose from.
Owning up requires honesty with ourselves and with those we encounter in the rooms, and in our personal and work lives.
Growing up is probably the most difficult, letting go of selfish motives and self-centered wants.
Maintaining impulse control , keeping the ego in check and attaining humility are crucial to emotional growth.
If I continue to practice these 3 simple actions, I have an opportunity to maintain my mental, emotional and spiritual balance.