Showing posts with label feelings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label feelings. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

To my Bill W. friends

Not a spokesperson for any group or person, just sharing my own experience, strength and hope.


Life can be overwhelming and the holidays can be specially hard, filled with memories and soemthimes regrets of "how it was" and "what happend," but if we keep working the program, "one day at a time," we can be grateful of "how it is now" becuase we have gone through a lot and now we have hope. Remember that "This Too Shall Pass"  and all the holiday stuff is not going to last for ever. 

Here are some words form Bill.

Reality
Moments of perception can build into a lifetime of spiritual serenity, as I have excellent reason to know.
Roots of reality, supplanting the neurotic underbrush, will hold fast,
despite the high winds of the forces which would destroy us, or which we would use to destroy ourselves.

- As Bill Sees It, p. 173

Thought to Ponder . . .
Few people have the imagination to see reality.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Attitude Adjustment.



Here is a good site for staying in the now on the go: : dailythought@aa-alive.org 

Friday, August 15, 2014

A comment on "I don't give a funk."

This article is my comment on Sue Fitzmaurice's article "I don't give a funk" 
I can relate and have lived in or through at least 10 of the 13 things on your article and came up with the saying: Lions don't grow on pabulum©
There are many books on how life is hard because MOST humans have or had a hard life. Having feelings and depression is not a sissy or cowardly thing. Feelings are what all-living things experience, and they only stop (or might not) after death.
Depression can be emotional, clinical or both. Sometimes it's just about getting over a painful situation; other times it’s an ongoing hurt or condition. The important thing, I find, is not to judge myself by someone else’s appearance, words, advice or fixes, like they say in a program I go to: “don't compare your insides with other's outsides.”
 As most of those that get into the healing occupations, I became a counselor because I needed to fix myself, and it helped and I was effective in helping others because I could relate. One time I was suffering from extreme phobia, and nothing seemed to lift it until I found a phobia group and a phobia book, and from sharing it was lifted.

Groups are great for discovering and recovering. In most groups there are winners, those that are in recovery and help others. Psychologist, therapists, counselors and doctors can also be caring and compassionate. 
By M.M.A-W