Fear is like a bondage created by self.
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Expectations and emotional baggage made the issue inevitable….
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The very churning of my gut and lack of ability to feel any deep peace are the stereo alarms of my body and heart.
When I first quit drinking, I had a friend in AA that would wish ‘pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization’ on his drinking buddies.
The old ideas will be cast aside and a new set of motives will begin to dominate the mind ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, p 27
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It’s not my role to direct others. It’s my role to love them, support them by listening, and pray for them to find God’s direction
I was never in the gutter…not yet.
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A genuine voice
My life lesson plan was handed to me with my bed tray at the age of 23!
The way out was to get a clue! I thought I was supposed to be in charge of my own life, so I was.
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My life wasn’t happy, but I felt like I was in control. For some reason, that made sense to me.
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Fear feeds on dishonesty.
I never knew anyone who was so afraid of everything!”
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NRT became a habit
The judgment gavel falls.
Hit it hard! Column 5 of the 4th Step worksheet
What’s the defensive behavior we fall back on- anger, criticism, or even withdrawing?
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I’ll just say we come from a questionable line of vigilantes and hillbillies.
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We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free.
I grew up in the 50s–a time when sex education had not yet been invented.
Can you find something that weighs on your mind?
Possibly behind the presenting question is the thought: “You’re not one of us, are you?” I’m not sure why we react to ‘foreigners’ this way, but it’s human nature to try to align the ‘us’ from the ‘them’. We separate out the locals from the others like sorting through the box of puzzle pieces for the border.
So what do we do if we can’t trust our thinking?
I spent a lot of time with my grandparents absorbing survival skills: some good, some bad.
Putting out of our minds the wrongs other had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.
Ya but… (wheeze) the other guy is the problem! You’re just the victim, here.