Friday, October 03, 2014

Realistic love

I am not perfect so I do not expect perfection from any other person. How can anyone ask for what they cannot give? Sober thinking and living is for all that don't wish to live under the juggernaut of emotional immaturity and instability. Was reminded of this value when I read today's meditation: 
"Emotional Sobriety. 
Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance -- urges quite appropriate to age seventeen -- prove to be an impossible way of life when we are at age forty-seven or fifty-seven. Since AA began, I've taken immense wallops in all of these areas because of my failure to grow up emotionally and spiritually. My God, how painful it is to keep demanding the impossible, and how very painful to discover, finally, that all along we have had the cart before the horse! Then comes the final agony of seeing how awfully wrong we have been, but still finding ourselves unable to get off the emotional merry-go-round." 
- The Language Of The Heart, pp. 236-237
Thought to Ponder . . .Maturity is making peace between what is and what may be.

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