Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

A Meditation

Survival Tools of the Ego

Defense mechanisms creating the false self:

• Rationalization = we explain
• Denial = we can not see
• Repression = we do not know: unconscious
• Suppression = we do not know: conscious
• Projection = we see it in others
• Anger = we fight
• Fear = we run
• Dishonesty = we hide

How do I deny my truth?
How does that diminish the quality of my life?
How does that hurt others?

Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.