Why did I do that? I feel undone.
Keep it simple. Oh, but how?
I recently, (well, I do a lot of the time) found myself in a situation where my internal goings on where at odds with my physical presence and outward appearance. What was going on?
to be felt and then released
Feelings must be processed. Felt and passed through. The word ‘processed’ being the operative word. Grief is a good example. It is natural to feel the loss of a loved one in a physical way. But if the feelings are not processed then the genuine sense of loss can be unhelpfully morphed into self-pity, which has very little to do with the loss. In fact if the loved one could speak from beyond the veil. They would be unhappy that we were unhappy. They would urge, I am sure, that we, live life, for it is all too short.
Words, can mean so much. And. Words can mean nothing.
We were now at Step Three. Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him:
“God, I offer myself to Thee-to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!”
We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him
– A.A. Big Book, p. 63 –
More God. Less Ego. More Now.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Paradoxically. We are already, what we are trying to become. What does that mean?