Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The 12 Step way of life is accepting, not necessarily passive.
When we accept life on life’s terms, we are acknowledging reality. We have all, on occasion, run from the truth. When we were in a situation that frightened us, we would turn tail and run. We would do our imitation of an ostrich and stick our heads in the sand, pretending the situation didn’t exist and was not happening.
When we accept something, we are not passively taking it in. We are ready to work through and toward our new awareness. But we can’t do anything at all unless we accept it as a reality.
We know what it’s like to run from our disease. We tried to prove it was anything and everything but addiction. We tried to prove it was caused by something wrong in our lives, our jobs, our family, our childhood, our relationships, even the weather. After we ran out of excuses, we finally accepted our disease.
My acceptance of my addiction is not passive, but based in reality and truth.
You are reading from the book:
Easy Does It by Anonymous