Tuesday, 19 December 2017

One Day At A Time #essentialsofrecovery

JOY


“The way to do is to be.”

–Lao Tzu (or ‘Old Sage’ — born Li Erh)

Sixth century B.C. philosopher who began the philosophy of Taoism

It is not until we can let ourselves be who we really are that we can recognize who we REALLY are!

In recovery I have learned it is by embracing myself as I am today that I will become increasingly aware of my true identity. It is not by denial or pretended “goodness” that the Truth is revealed, but by acceptance and humility. This is one of the many gifts of recovery … we no longer have to “wait until.”

This program tells us we can be happy and free now. HERE AND NOW! But, my ego-mind gives me a different message. It says, “You can be happy, joyous and free when you lose the weight, get your health back, get that job, marry that prince, receive the next degree, and on and on. In other words, “You must wait and wait and wait, and maybe someday you’ll be good enough. Then you can be happy.” Our ego keeps us in pursuit of the elusive happiness it promises.

One Day at a Time . . .

I choose to be happy; I choose joy.

Pat
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