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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, June 05, 2006

NEVER accept what your head tells you on face value

Hahaa no pun intended!
Because it may be utter KAK!

Generally I would say don't take ANYTHING on face value, as I think that's just being gullible and foolish.

But in particular, with alcoholics, who have very often very distorted and negative views of the world, I always say

Be actively engaged in the process of thought
Talk back to it if needs be. Out loud if you like. (Not recommended when you are in sainsburys!)

Next time your head tells you what a useless, fat, lazy good for nothing you are..
Why not say something like
Thank you for sharing, its always nice to hear another point of view, but I have to admit that I really don't agree with what you're saying. Now EFF OFF!!

Or whatever you like really.

Basically don't just sit there 'listening' to the 'washing machine' type rambling your head comes out with

Or. Plan B
Do something from the just for today card.
Or one of the 6 things

Basically either challenge it or roadblock it by engaging in another mental activity.
The choice is yours

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