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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
CTC - inner child
In order to survive in the contradictory and explosive world of alcoholism, many of us learned to ignore our feelings. We lost touch with ourselves without ever knowing it.
For example, although I pointed an accusing finger at the alcoholics in my life for deserting me in times of need, I wasn't a very good friend to myself. In my fear and confusion, and walked away from the little child in me who lived simply, who cried when the cat died and then let it go, who could appreciate a sunset and not want to own it, and who lived one day at a time.
Recovery does not mean that I have to become a different person. It means I need to start being myself again. The lessons I'm learning in Al-Anon are lessons I already know. I just need to remember.
Today's Reminder
There is an innocence within me that already knows how to trust my Higher Power, to cherish life while holding it lightly, to live fully and simply in the present moment. I will allow that part of myself to come forward and nourish me as I continue on this journey.
"It takes one a long time to become young." Pablo Picasso

Oh my my.  This!!!  Favoriting it immediately.  I attended an ACOA meeting yesterday and it was just what I needed.  More on this later.  I feel it is going to lead me where I need to go.  The topic was inner child, by the way.  

1 comments:

  1. Love all of this, but this stuck out most: "Recovery does not mean that I have to become a different person. It means I need to start being myself again." I don't know if I agree that I already know the lessons and just need to remember. Gotta think about that.

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