repost: i love realizing i’m wrong

Now see? I never would have had the chutzpah to write a head like that. Too many people I know would have come back with, Yes, it saves us the trouble of pointing it out to you. Kudos to you, Paul. Perhaps I should be taking the Serenity Prayer more seriously.

12 the hard way

That’s what I’m telling myself this morning.  Nothing specific has happened, and I didn’t intentionally or unintentionally do something that requires fixes or apologies.  I’m trying to objectively assess exactly when and where my mind is lying to me.

Step 4: made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

It’s my thoughts that are wrong, and the importance I place upon them.  Some of my latest false assumptions are receiving the same level of import as my tightest-held beliefs.  And my knee-jerk reactions to things usually aren’t in my, or anyone’s, best interest.  I’m coming to realize that removing the drink didn’t sober up my thought process, which was more than a little shaky to begin with.  I mean, that’s why I’m an alcoholic:  it stopped the brain shakes.

It also stopped my rational thought process and my overall personal growth, but that was a trade-off…

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deep-seated issues that supported and drove my addictions.