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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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Free Teleclass about living in the solution regarding Virginia Tech: Thursday, April 19th at 4 pm Mountain Time

Join Rhonda Britten this Thursday, April 19th at 4 pm Mountain Time
Call number: 641-297-5900 or 641-297-5910
Password: 80080

Here's some of her blurb:
I am deeply moved by what occurred at Virginia Tech yesterday morning. I know my heart is heavy and broken. I shared a lot of my feelings on my Blog written at 2 am this morning. And if you are like me, you may need to talk about what it all means....therefore, I invite you to join me on this Free Telecall to share your feelings and perhaps find some solace in this precarious time for our nation.
We may not be able to find any answers but together we might be able to heal some of the pain that this tragic event has stirred up inside of us. I send prayers to you and yours and know that light, and love, and peace surround you during this trying time.
With Fearless Love,

I do not agree with Rhonda that fear is behind all emotional maladjustments to life, but I can still find her very non judgmental, solution orientated approach very helpful. (Take what you like and leave the rest sort of thing) I'm just saying that so that you do not conclude that I think she has all the answers, that she has what I want (as such), or that I trust her motive for saying what she does, or even that I agree, The things she DOES have that I would like to acquire interest me GREATLY and I always love listening to motivational and positive stuff. She's doing a lot right I reckon, but I get tied up when it comes to the money aspect. I think money corrupts a LOT of the time. That part doesn't work for me. Although I have learned a lot from the mind body spirit workshop school, I got a bit fed up after a while having to listen to them re-brand an aspect of the human condition to make it look like they have cornered a unique perspective on life, when the very act of re-branding it adds confusion to the job of trying to understand the process. So I don't buy the ''fear is everything' idea. I just found I ended up reframing her quite complicated ideas into more common sensical terms that had universal applicability. Fear Is a big thing, but it is not everything. Well I think so. Everything? That would be greed, hatred, delusion. Fear is a big part though. But who knows, perhaps I am wrong. I just think if fear was behind the whole thing the Dalai Lama and all those teachers would be focusing on it a LOT more than they do. They don't. That's my guess as someone who is trying to learn from the best examples I am aware of. When I want to know something I just consider the dalai lama and all those people and what they say. I'm just mentioning this because it is free. She is lively and good at speaking honestly, which is a skill in itself. Also she is good at uncovering crappy hidden motives, and being flexible. She makes no attempt to look 'cured' which is humble. And a lot of her stuff seems similar in approach to aa stuff. Whatever. Just don't blow your life savings on the workshops! Sorry if you are a hardened Rhonda Britten fan! Who knows, I could have it all wrong anyway!


Syd said...

From what I've heard via the news media (probably not the best source) but it appears that Cho was severely mentally ill, likely paranoid schizophrenia. I think that fear is a basis for a lot of my actions but not the entire thing.

Sober Steve said...

Thanks for sharing. There is so much being said right now on the news about him. Trying to remebmber a bible passage. "He should not judge unless he is ready to be judged." I'm not ready.

Hugs and kisses