I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
A conversation with a friend: Me: You’re a man, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with me and why I can’t draw in anyone special. My friend: There’s not a damn thing wrong with you. All you got to do is be yourself. I’ve known for quite some time what the theme for this … More Who Are You??
“Remember, the two-legged and the four-legged are made by the same creator. We are relatives.” -Cloud Dancing (from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) “No creature is undeserving of love. God reminds us of that.” –Today’s Gift from Hazelden It had been a long week. For various reasons, I was feeling especially lonely and disconnected. That’s kind … More Cat and Mouse
“Very often, healing is achieved through the act of expressing pain.” -Rokelle Lerner Last weekend my best friend dragged me to a wedding. I say that she dragged me because when she first told me that she was coming into town, she wanted to know if I was available to go out for some free … More A Painful Wedding
Dorothy: I just have to take it one day at a time. Rose: Of course you do! If you take them two at a time, you’d be constantly changing your underwear. (Quote from an episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy seeks treatment for a gambling problem) I would like to consider myself a faithful 12 stepper, but … More Uncertainty
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. -Marianne Williamson In my last post, I talked about my feelings of inferiority and how they get very close to the core of many of … More I Belong Here – My Feelings of Inferiority (Part 2)
Self-acceptance is that gentle place we get to when we make peace with who we are. -Melody Beattie (52 Weeks of Conscious Contact) I made a recent difficult discovery about myself. My spiritual and emotional journey led me to a place that I did not want to visit. This issue may be at the core…or … More I Belong Here – My Feelings of Inferiority (Part 1)
This is an absolutely beautiful poem written by a fellow blogger, Wendy Strohm, inspired by the 12 steps. Enjoy! 🙂 Sobriety.
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. -Miguel Angel Ruiz I am just recovering from a bad cold and sinus infection. … More I Have Been Sick…and That Sucks
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama A friend of mine recently lost her dad. Having experienced the loss of my own father several years ago, I could share my pain with her. And not just that I lost someone that I love, … More How to Activate Your Compassion Gene