Why did I keep on drinking for as long as I did even when I knew it was A) a massive problem, B) me doing lots of things, and C) killing me? Who better to ask than Drunk Me? Sober Me: How ya been? Drunk Me: Fuck, can’t see properly. Don’t really want to […]
Yeah, I’m thinking this is pretty fresh reading for a number of people, and for a lot of others it simply brings back the memories: Been there. Done that. Bought the freakin’ t-shirt.
Sober 40 days.
It took me a week to feel less wobbly on my new sober feet. But what of my liver? My skin? My heart? My soul? My body? My home?
Go read it. Good stuff.
Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. This is to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can even begin. Again and again, we shall need to return to that unflattering point of departure.
This is an exercise in acceptance that we can profitably practice every day of our lives.Provided we strenuously avoid turning these realistic surveys of the facts of life into unrealistic alibis for apathy or defeatism, they can be the sure foundation upon which increased emotional health and therefore spiritual progress can be built.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 44
When I am having a difficult time accepting people, places or events, I turn to this passage and it relieves me of many an underlying fear regarding others, or situations life presents me. The thought allows me to be human and not perfect, and to regain my peace of mind.
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