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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.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Turns out I've spent (approximately) 47% of my life not drinking in 12 step recovery..

Cool huh? I thought I would try to calculate it because Doc a pointed out I had 7500 days today. (Thanks Doc as I hadn't noticed till you said..)
It will be nice when it is 50%!!

Yeah so why do I STILL not know everything then???
I think I should go ask for my money back eh?
Never mind. Maybe NEXT year, I will have figured everything out..
You never know!

By the way I am being facetious!!! Hey I don't mind. Keeps me on my toes. But that's why I like talking to people who've been around a bit longer, because they have LONG since shed the ILLUSION that at some point they will have ''arrived'. Only newer people have that kind of expectation. Poor things! Its always a bit disillusioning when the truth of that reality finally sinks in. oh well. Learning how to deal with disillusionment is a VERY important part of ANY spiritual journey you know.
When people experience it, they often think there is something 'wrong'. There isn't . Its 'business as usual'. You still go to meetings. You just alter your expectations. Or better still have none. Have ASPIRATIONS or INTENTIONS instead. Much better! What you should NOT do is 'ditch the baby out with the bathwater' and quit meetings, or quit AA.
Right gotta go! GYM!!

3 comments:

johno said...

NOW your just procratinating!!

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

Just wanted to say hi and that I love d Sunday's post. I enjoy all your posts, but that one really, really resonated.

Shadow said...

we'll never know everything right?!?!?! and thank goodness for that. life would be so boring if we couldn't learn new things anymore...