I’m struggling with the personality of someone in my home group. I haven’t acted out but I want to, she’s driving me a bit bonkers. I’m not sure if I should talk to her about it or not, as some of her behaviors felt very disrespectful to me, personally. Ah well, guess it’s time to call my sponsor!
I have come to realize that all my trouble with living
has come from fear and smallness within me.
Angela L. Wozniak (via triangl3soul)
The Twelve Steps are but suggestions,
as is pulling the rip cord on a parachute.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Ralph Martson (via triangl3soul)
MESSAGE OF INSPIRATION
This is wonderful. I’ve liked Gabor Mate for a while, and I deeply appreciate what he has to say about addiction here. This is very true of my experience in NA as well. I get compassion from the support of other addicts. No one flinches when I say that I used because of deep fears and insecurities. They smile and say something like, “Yes, we understand, we love you. You aren’t alone.”
It’s so healing.