The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
By Thomas Keating
Session 8: Who Are You?
Fr. Thomas leads us into a deeper exploration of the human condition and the false-self system which he also calls the homemade self. It is the self that we create unknowingly as we move from childhood into adulthood, continuing to try to get our needs met through childish or even infantile means. He suggests there is a better, more mature way. The 12-Step program and the spiritual journey start us down the path of discovering who we are starting with and honest and sometimes painful look at the homemade self.