The past few days the internet connection was down again. But, it’s back up so here’s the latest installment. There was a bit of bad news on two different fronts today. A friend of mine in Alanon had a shocking turn of events in her life and spent some time reaching out for support. She did a great job of self-care during a tough time.
And someone close to me let me know that they are in trouble today. They didn’t realize what they were indicating because they are living a life with untreated self will run riot. It was something they said that filled me in on their current state of mind. They are dry when it comes to alcohol, but they’re acting like they did when they drank. “Dry Drunk” it’s often called. They are white knuckling it again, even worse than before and they are so into blaming others for their situation. Secrecy is very big for them. The first time hearing the slogan, ” We’re only as sick as our secrets.” really made me think. Most of my secrets were about looking good to others. In the case of the person above, they keep secrets to control, manipulate and rob others of their peace of mind. Insanity. Ugh!
Fortunately, we don’t have to go there. We can all practice a lifestyle of rigorous honesty. Sometimes it’s challenging, and it requires some discernment about how much to disclose, and to whom. We needn’t spew to everyone. My sponsor hears most everything that needs hearing. As a whole, my practice of honesty is doing well. Every once in a while, I could do a bit better…disclose a bit more fully. I have to walk my talk to live in a place of integrity. And that is what I practice, day by day.
Affirmation for the Day – ” I am willing to be honest. ”
Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.
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