Sunday, 16 July 2017

Walk In Dry Places #essentialsofrecovery

Accepting and correcting mistakes.
Mature living.


Being in error now and then is part of our human existence. Many of us, however, feel unbearable self-reproach when we make a mistake. Some compulsive people even blame themselves for errors beyond their control.

But the worst mistake is the refusal, or denial, of responsibility for mistakes. This comes from a strange belief that we can erase the mistake by refusing to accept it. It may stem from the belief that we should be above mistakes. This is immature thinking.

We are learning and growing when we accept our mistakes graciously and immediately move to correct them. Most of the time, when this is done, the distress passes quickly and we can go on to other matters.

I’ll take full responsibility for all of my actions today, and I’ll move quickly to correct any of my mistakes.
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