The Headless Chicken
The 'Hamster in the wheel' syndrome
Addicted to Busyness
Addicted to Perpetual Motion
Displacement Activity. (That's when you start cleaning under the cooker instead of getting on with Step 4)
Don't just DO SOMETHING, SIT THERE!
Be a human BEING, not a human DOING.
What are you afraid of? What is the hurry?
You can run, but you can't hide!
Whatever it is, you are postponing dealing with, has a nasty habit of following you around like a bad smell
and catching up with you eventually. Usually delivering a swift kick in the bum when you least expect it.
You NEED quiet time, to reflect upon your life.
If you don't?
Well, you snooze, you lose my friend.
Simplify your Life
Cut away the dead wood
Keep only the things which NOURISH you
(Thats includes friends, activities, old habits, anything really..)
Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax.
During this half hour sometime,
I will try and get a better perspective of my life.
-From the Invitation
I want to know if you can be alone
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.
Step Five Promises
We can be alone at perfect peace and ease.
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- 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
Running to Stand Still
Posted by An Irish Friend of Bill
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