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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, March 26, 2007

If it feels 'free', then it's probably THE TRUTH

The TRUTH really does !! set you free!

You know how to tell if you are being truthful? If you feel FREE. If it feels contracted and twisted, then it isn't the truth.

We can SO easily DELUDE ourselves.
We can SO easily BULLSHIT ourselves.

When I feel 'free' I sense I am closer to the truth
When I feel 'not free' I sense I am in bullshit territory.

What 'not free' feels like:
Contracted
'Fixed'
Knotty
Embedded
Held in
Tight
Busy
Cluttered
Angst
Conflicted

What 'free' feels like:
Spacious
Expansive
Ease of movement
Roomy
Not contracted
Not knotty
Not held in
Uncluttered
Peaceful

12 comments:

Grace said...

Good one. I've felt more free this week, I'm great at self delusion and bullshitting!

Miss Independent said...

Are you reading my mind :)

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Of course!
Nice to see you April, Hope you are well!

Anonymous said...

It was wonderful to "chat" with you this evening!

I enjoy your entries here so much.

Thanks for sharing your experience, strength, and hope with us.

Willa

SoberSteve said...

I would rather be free, and have all others free, I never want to see anyone ever locked in a cage again.

peace
hugs and Kisses
Steve

psI'm off blog stalking tonight. Better lock your keyboard up! lol

Michael said...

Message From Noor
I'm sorry, Michael. I'm in a Cyber Cafe in town right now. I can't get access to my Internet since last Friday's night. I guess my CPU was struck down by lightning. I forgot to take out the telephone line and I pay dearly for my carelessness.

I can't always go to my friends' house just to use their computer and this Cyber Cafe are using, most of them are using dial-up connection and it took ages for anything to get loaded. I didn't get the chance to visit all my Recovery Friends' blog and I hope you will spread the words around about my predicaments whenever you visit them.

I'm reaching out for your help to tell them all. You can use My Sacred Links to visit and leave a message on their blogs.

I don't know when I shall be online again. Still waiting for their technician to repair my PC. I was told it may take at least two weeks before I shall be online again.

Oo boy, how can you live without your beloved PC for two long weeks?

Please Michael, I'm counting on you. See you in two weeks time. Bye for now...

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Thanks for passing on the message Michael!

recoveryroad said...

"What 'not free' feels like:
Contracted
Knotty
Held in
Busy
Cluttered
Angst
Conflicted"

Grr! You've been looking around in my head again, haven't you!

;-)

Hope you're well today.

Kenny

(((HUG)))

Shadow said...

hey! those feelings are spot on!!!!!

lushgurl said...

I can very much relate to 'not feeling free', thankfully today, I am feeling free!
Love your insights, always informative, compassionate and caring (with the occasional kick in the butt for those of us who need it LOL)
HUGS

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Hahaha
That's funny LG!
Hey you're not so bad yourself you know! Hope you are well and all that down your neck of the woods.
Jeez. I wish !! writing 2000wd essays was as easy to do as AA stuff. !! Ah well! Rome wasn't built in a day! I dare say if I'd been writing essays for the last 20 years (instead of the last 6 months), ! they would seem pretty easy too. Bummer!
Why are there no dang shortcuts in life?? Ever!
Right, Back to work!
Have a nice day y'all!

Inmatez Wife said...

I have been meaning to check out your blog, I have seen you on so many others. What a wonderful list there!! And, I am feeling a bit "cluttered" this week. I enjoyed reading your blog, and will return again and again! Thank you!