Monday, July 31

Hope For Our Past 7/31/17

     I am posting again.

     This is the fourth post in two-and-a-half weeks.  I am glad.  Writing meets my need to self-express.

     It also allows us to be together. Thank you, for dropping by.  It fills the rooms of this inn, which makes the innkeeper happy.


      Yes, the news is getting our attention.  There is much that can worry us.  Especially here, in the U.S.

      Instead, we can focus on our friends, family and the loving relationship we can have with a gentle, gracious, God.  When we use recovery, we have principles that enable us to overcome the vulner-able parts of our personality. We become disengaged from the disease of codependency.

      Recovery heals scars received when we were younger.  It gives us the balm of hope for wounds received while mistreated in the past. Yes, the past.  We can at any time, go back to unpleasant times and set them aright.

       We can get our wounded parts restored with the plastic surgery of recovery.

       Stones and pebbles embedded in the knees of our past, that happened when we were tripped by abusive others, can be removed. This happens when we live using recovery.  We apply the great ideas personal growth provides.

       It starts with talking out our feelings with good friends.  It continues with us, each day, growing, developing our character.

      We will smile more because the fractures to our soul, that happened in the past can get mended, restored.  This takes place when we use newer and better behavior to replace old default modes that have lost their effectiveness and are no longer needed nor appropriate.

     We put our wounds where they belong.  In. The. Past.  When we do, our emotional and mental gait becomes normal, once again. We no longer limp, due to past wounds. We move forward, no longer tethered to the weight of ancient emotions.

       We will be less obsessive in our thinking because recovery makes us fearless.  This is not because we are courageous.

        Our absence of fear is in knowing, that whatever we do, we know we are not what we do or do not accomplish. Our worth is not performance based.  We are worthful simply for being the amazing, precious people we are.

        With this perspective, we are less controlling. We do not need to manipulate outcomes.  Instead, we are present.

         We know we can handle any difficulty. We don't need to defend ourselves.  We just need to experience reality, the "what is" of life, instead of jumping to conclusions.

         May you have a terrific and grateful Tuesday.

         I know I will. 

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Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
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"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.