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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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Learning to trust the quiet inner voice: Christina Aguilera. The Voice Within


I'm sure this might not be to everyone's !! taste, but I think this song has a great message. Just thought I'd mention it here in case you don' know it already

Perhaps its the bit about being your own best friend. Not sure. But like that it suggests relying on ones own resources when the 'outside' seems confusing. I think we understand ourselves better than ANYONE else. So I think this is a very valuable and underused resource. I don't know about you, but I can FAR TOO EASILY defer to 'outside agencies', most often people, for 'external validation'. As they call it.
For me it goes against the grain to trust my perceptions. So that's why I like this kind of stuff.
Have a great Tuesday!

15 comments:

Determined1 said...

But I thought perceptions were highly questionable? Thanks for the song, I think her songs are heartfelt.

johno said...

I like the message of Hope thanks. yeh I rely less and less on other people for reassurance. I am always suprised when encouragement appears, and I like it. But I dont rely on it.

Self reliance came, through prayer, and honesty and inventory, all the action steps, and faith, God, well everything really :) its just happened. intuition/conscience can be relied upon, I had to start by making a few mistakes though, and seeking counsel.

Accpet I will not get it right all the time, mistakes are part (spelling) of the course, even for this control freak.

Shadow said...

i'll go look up the lyrics.....

and i still have a way to go with trusting my instincts. before my drinking i used to trust my gut feeling and they were usually spot on and things generally worked out well. but now i keep second-guessing myself. i need to stop that!!!!

Syd said...

My gut is always right. My head and heart aren't.

A.M.Duke said...

Isn't the saying "To thine own self be true"? Nice Post!

Shannon said...

I love this song. Amazingly, it really fits for someone I know right now who is struggling with doing the right thing for herself... not a cut and dry situation...
thanks for posting this song, I think it also speaks of what you try to share all the time
nice chatting with you today.
: )

johno said...

syd, your so funny, is this gut thing, a man thing!?

sober Chick said...

I so love your posts.

Thank you.

Shannon said...

new post
new post
new post
LOL
hey gurl popped by to say HI...
how was your run to work today?
Happy Monday

johno said...

yeh like she said, come on back and post, the crowd roared......

Shannon said...

HELLO.... where are you??? what are you doing???? your friend Shannon wants to know!!!! LOL
just popped by to see if you wrote anything new...and NOPE... what up with that?

johno said...

Somebody tag her!

Kathy Lynne said...

As the song goes....

Where oh where can my Irish Friend be? Oh where oh where can she be?

Hope all is well. For me, I'll just keep checking out the sidebar.

johno said...

its either a VERY long run, via internet cafe's to post the odd comment, OR left wet old london for a week in sun and serenity!! or something else!?

Whats happening ? your mates are asking

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Jeez. Work Dang it! Wait till October, don't know HOW I'll fit in any posts then.. Ah well.

Rest assured that my absence has NOTHING to do with either a) a fast moving truck, or b) large quantaties of jack daniels.. (or whatever it is people drink these days..bacardi breezers I think..)

Work is busy and I've volunteered to help TRY get the stuff done. I dare say It won't last. 13hr days with NO breaks! Ha! Lunch is for WIMPS and all that..

Hope y'all are having a FABULOUS sober time.. See yez later when I get a day off and I've managed to catch up with sleep..