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There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, 'You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way.

A person falsely claiming to act under divine inspiration or the promptings of the inner voice without having any such, will fare worse than the one falsely claiming to act under the authority of an earthly sovereign. Whereas the latter on being exposed will escape with injury to his body, the former may perish body and soul together.

You have to believe no one but yourselves. You must try to listen to the inner voice, but if you will not have the expression"inner voice", you may use the expression "dictates of reason", which you should obey, and if you will not parade God, I have no doubt you will parade something else which in the end will prove to be God, for, fortunately, there is no one and nothing else but God in this universe.

For me truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles. This truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God. There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable. They overwhelm me with wonder and awe and for a moment stun me.








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DonInLondon - ‘Day In the Life’ Integrity Can Be Painful

Integrity

Its just a word, which means so much to most of us. We have an internal set of mental processes which help us. Part of this is our conscience, part of this is preference for how we want to live in this world.

Needs and Wants

Needs
We are lucky if we meet our basic needs in a day. We can be hungry, angry, lonely and tired. These simple needs can impact on our physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
Wants
We prefer not to be hungry, not angry, not lonely and not tired. We also have more desires than the imagination can generate to put in a single sentence on any given situation involving people, places and things.

In this complicated world for us affected by the disease of addiction and living in recovery, the choices we have make us think long and hard, feel what may be the best path, and still make as many mistakes any human may, a day at a time.

How So?

Simply what we share, what we say, it is good if we actually express honesty, yet we often say half the truth and miss half out of the truth, because we fear outcomes and we fear hurting ourselves and others.

We Don’t Know What we Don’t Know

Sometimes we hope for the best and don’t know what the outcomes will be. And on one level we keep the doors open to possibilities and then we realise keeping the door open is hurting as much as closing and moving along.

Let Go

We fear letting go, and we want and desire the world to be fair and for us rather than against our feelings and intentions. We often stop saying what we feel in the hope that eventually things will come good and it will all work out as the dream we had in our imagination.

Life is Life

We are best letting go and meaning it, even though it hurts more in the short run and then we realise the danger we face as we keep faith with an idea in our imagination which will not happen. We end up in denial and in all sorts of internal chaos and cannot make sense of the dream and worse the reality.

Boundaries and understanding. I guess, and it is a guess, we are all like this, we have feelings and we feel they may one day be reciprocated. And this truly can be helpful to have as change occurs naturally and we either let go and move along or something happens to make letting go preferable than hanging on just in case things will turn out to the good.

Tenacity and Vision

Sometimes tenacity and resilience will make us hang in there till the world changes to our view. And as we have a clear vision of what may be, we feel it will come about if we keep influence and keep being patient. Yet in our patience we are dishonest with reality and dishonest with our connections as we wait and hope.

Truth

Truth is far clearer, far more potent, and can help us with our resilient selves and our dreams.

Wildest Dreams

My wildest dreams, to have a roof over my head, to be and have friendships. To get along and find myself happy in daily living, as it may be with all the constraints and outlooks we can have.

Simply

To exist and be motivated to live, to have a life. And while my wildest dreams are predicated on truth, I have a good day and not a day full of fear or imagined worries about being or looking right to myself or others…

A small mantra and exhortation to God or Good Conscience or The Universe

"Grant me the serenity,

To accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can

And Wisdom to know the difference"

More Later if time affords…




September 14th 2006 [ all about last year]

Next Steps

Well now, I am pretty relaxed today. For the last month I have been posting my daily "in recovery" activities to highlight what we do in the AA fellowship to keep ourselves well, a day at a time. And it seems there are a lot of words our there about recovery and now we have my views and actions as well. It was quite difficult to maintain the right balance in truth, and try my best not break any traditions or suggestions for conduct within the fellowship. I hope I have been able to keep to the suggestions and guidelines of the fellowship. And I have been very cautious in my work, I hope the balance to make the story informative and not exploitative in any way. This is my sincere hope. And at the same time make more clear what it means to be in recovery. That actually its not a passive exercise and we all have to work hard to keep ourselves well and as happy as most people can be in this complicated world.

I know my recovery is dependent on many things and as you will know from my posts, I must be active in my life. And now I have finished the project set, " a month in recovery," the next steps are equally important.

I am very, very fatigued. And it may be for a number of reasons. Writing the posts, just a month, it seems its 80,000 words or so. I just checked, it is too many words for the subject, and too much to digest I realise now. And yet I feel I have merely scratched the surface. So there is more to learn in writing for me. And hope to keep the message of recovery going. I have time to reflect and ponder on that, as hopefully a day at a time, I can keep to gentle living and be as well as I can in recovery.

Next Steps

Smiles here, we never have a holiday in our fellowship. Its just the way it needs to be. And my needs also mean deciding what next to get back to some form of work and make a living. This I see as a prime need. And although I am not fit for much at the moment, I can make steps towards the future and work, modestly and carefully.

I know where I have become a burnt out case in the past. And so this needs to be taken into account as I go. And I am now cautious with some activities to do with helping people and not taking account of how this impacts on me.

With three elements of health, Type 1 diabetes, Clinical Depression and being a Recovering Alcoholic, the employability factor is an issue. And as it happens I am 50 too. So I have plenty of time, a day at a time to get busy with work. And make a difference wherever this will be. By the time I get to 70, should I be that lucky, and this is me being optimistic, that will be the new 60! And with medical advances, who knows, some of my current ongoing health problems may have been made easier.

So what next?

I need to get some advice, on employment. And will start this Monday next. How this shapes up really depends on me keeping as well as can be, and being open to anything. This I endeavour to do.

If anyone has suggestions, let me know. I appreciate help and guidance. I learned a long time ago, my world needs advice and support and we never know where it may manifest.

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Ghandi

There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, 'You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way.

A person falsely claiming to act under divine inspiration or the promptings of the inner voice without having any such, will fare worse than the one falsely claiming to act under the authority of an earthly sovereign. Whereas the latter on being exposed will escape with injury to his body, the former may perish body and soul together.

You have to believe no one but yourselves. You must try to listen to the inner voice, but if you will not have the expression"inner voice", you may use the expression "dictates of reason", which you should obey, and if you will not parade God, I have no doubt you will parade something else which in the end will prove to be God, for, fortunately, there is no one and nothing else but God in this universe.

For me truth is the sovereign principle, which includes numerous other principles. This truth is not only truthfulness in word, but truthfulness in thought also, and not only the relative truth of our conception, but the Absolute Truth, the Eternal Principle, that is God. There are innumerable definitions of God, because His manifestations are innumerable. They overwhelm me with wonder and awe and for a moment stun me.



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