For each of the Twelve Steps, Dr. Carnes has applied a Principle in which to live the values behind The Steps. In addition, he divided the list of Twelve Principles into three categories: Awareness, Action and Core. Here is a chart to act as a guide through understanding model used in developing the Twelve Principles.
Twelve Principles and Related Focus Questions
|Principle One||Acceptance||What are my limits?|
|Principle Two||Awareness||How do I know what is real?|
|Principle Three||Spirituality||Am I loveable to God and others?|
|Principle Four||Responsibility||Who am I?|
|Principle Five||Openness||How do I trust?|
|Principle Six||Honesty||What must improve?|
|Principle Seven||Courage||What risks must I take?|
|Principle Eight||Commitment||How am I responsible?|
|Principle Nine||Responsiveness||What is integrity?|
|Principle Ten||Trust||How do I live without outcome?|
|Principle Eleven||Meaning||What is the purpose of my life?|
|Principle Twelve||Generativity||How do I pass it on?|
For a more in depth description to each category and principle, go to https://thetwelveprinciples.com/principles-of-the-principles.