It seems to me we all have at least one area of our life we just aren’t happy with. Maybe it’s our relationship, our finances, our career, our physical or our emotional health. I found myself thinking how did I get here? Again! How did this happen? Again! What is it I am supposed to be learning from this?
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Hard as I try, I do not work the Al-Anon program perfectly. Recently, I was face-to face with an active alcoholic who had been drinking heavily. I’ve been practicing Al-Anon for six years and it was as if I had regressed back to day one. I was aware of my regression but unable to find the right words, action or reaction to ease my discomfort. I was ashamed I wasn’t working the program perfectly for her sake. I experienced sadness and anger I wasn’t working the program perfectly for mine.
Men must not turn into bees that kill themselves in stinging others. By obsessing about what another person has done or not done I am prolonging my own suffering. I am tying myself to that person or event all over again. If I choose to forgive or forget, I am releasing the heart break and pain.
By listening to more than mere words, I can learn much more than mere words can teach.
I came to expect the worst, leading to a deep fear that permeated my will and my life.