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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, June 05, 2006

There is an exception to EVERY Rule. Including this one..

Or as I like to say
NOTHING is true ALL of the time

There is NO view that holds true under ALL circumstances.

The Christians have a different way of saying it:
'There is a time and a place for EVERYTHING'

You name it.
The whole nine yards.
All the things you think are 'good'
And All the things you think are 'bad'

In God's world, there is a place for the WHOLE lot.
There are no bouncers on the door, so to speak.
Anything (!!) no matter how weird has a rightful and ethical place in God's scheme of things.
Its a bit scary huh?
So much for our cozy ideas of what we think is 'right 'or 'wrong'.
If only we knew!

This is for the stubborn, opinionated and generalizing people out there.
(And yes I have plenty of the stubborn gene going on as well you will be glad to know!)

For me, EVERYTHING is on a case by case basis

Its not like I just 'figured life out' and sit around (metaphorically) for the rest of my life never using my brain.

I have to evaluate EVERY situation on its own merits.
There ARE NO pre prescribed 'answers' to life.

This is why generalizations are just a way of being mentally lazy.

Perceptions and ideas mask the true nature of reality.
They are a buffer to a DIRECT experience of what is in front of us.

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