Read 67 from "Notice the word fear is bracketed alongside the difficulties..." to "At once we commence to outgrow fear."
Now we have arrived at the way of life. Now we are living on a different basis - that of trusting and relying on this power that we made the decision to turn our wills and our lives over to in the third step. We now have the elements necessary for this decision to have permanent effect.
We have become aware of of the pain, shame, hypocrisy, dishonesty, delusion, and underlying all, the fear of facing these things in ourselves which has directed our lives for so long.
We have seen this fear is at the nature of our wrongs. Take this time look back across the work we have done. Connect to each part of this work so far, pay attention to what you have seen and experienced - follow the progression to get here -- connect the dots.
Take the journey in reverse, see how you can get from here back to the place you were at when you got here. Go up from the fear to the delusions, to the self-reliant attitudes and actions, through the third column roles and up into the second column resentments that are there to shield us from the fears. Then to the first column people we have brought into our lives and turned into the people we need them to be to match the resentment. Back through to the first step and into the activities we turn to for relief from the pain and suffering of living in this disconnected state, that once we are engaged in we cannot stop.
Consider if there is any way without the presence of this Source of all Power in your life that you could have made this journey, and if there is any way you could keep from going back without constantly turning to, trusting and relying on this power. Could my self-reliance ever fully solve the fear problem?
Connect to the terrible destruction of a life based on self-reliance and resentment as an answer to fear, and compare it to the joy and fullfillment of a life lived in humility, tolerance, patience and good will toward all that becomes possible when relying on this Power in all things.