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Gratitude – Episode 129

Have you heard someone say they were grateful for the alcoholics in their life? How do you practice gratitude? Can you find gifts in the “punishments” of your life? I reflect on gratitude while walking in the woods on a beautiful fall day. (How) can I say I am grateful for my loved one’s alcoholism?…

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amends – a meditation

  The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green, Looking for Alaska I have had a lot of anger towards loved ones in the past. I remember that I used to write down the resentments against them when I took my inventory. I was so upset from the harms that…

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love – a meditation

  Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Iris Murdoch For me, there are two places from which my actions can come: 1) fear or 2) love. Until I came to the program, I always acted out of fear. And that bred resentment and suffering until I was filled…

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change – a meditation

  Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free. Robert Tew I do not like change. I know exactly why – it is because I grew up with the idea that the devil I know is better than the devil I don’t. But being in recovery, I no longer look for…

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