my prayers don’t fix things, they fix me.
prayer = acknowledging its (eternal energy) presence
"I don't always know what open-mindedness looks like, but I do know how it feels when it snaps shut." -Fred
When you're Silent about your Success in Sobriety, you're Loud about your Shame of Alcoholism. If all we ever see and hear about are the failures, we'll assume only Failures have this Disease. Take the Shame out of Alcoholism and Addiction, it's the only way the next generation will make it out alive.
When Alcoholics Anonymous began it was necessary for it to be anonymous. The primary audience at its inception were working men, often with wives and children at home, and with reputations to be protected*. And we knew very little about Alcoholism. There is still a need for anonymity; however I argue here that it’s of … Continue reading Anonymity maintains Shame
I was listening to NPR recently and there was an interview that made my heart sink, or my academic mind flare, maybe both. There was an interview of a man, a famous chef of some sort, and also a recovered/ing Alcoholic. He was asked by the interviewer if when he was drinking and almost losing … Continue reading Out of Control
To change the status quo, one must be bold and brave in order to present their experience and findings of the world, to the world. Charles R. Darwin is an example of that courage; and his courage took immense suffering. His own findings broke him spiritually; how could he find this data and still believe … Continue reading the God of Darwin
I have always sensed that organized religion was the wrong approach to God. I have discovered there is no religion, or non-religion (Buddhism, Atheism, Science), that is accurate in its entirety. We simply do not have, nor are we meant to have, the puzzle pieces to answer this test-of-time inquiry. It's a mystery to be … Continue reading Pantheism
I hear that Aristotle once said or wrote, "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." In today's terms, and maybe even then, he meant "intelligent" rather than "educated." For I know many educated folk (I was once one of them), that claim they are … Continue reading Educated vs. Intelligent
Life has demonstrated, repeatedly, that I feel much, understand little and know essentially nothing. People that constantly work on themselves, their weaknesses, spirituality and shit, use to annoy me, but no longer do I avoid them, I aspire to be them. When I was an undergrad I worked in an "Independent Retirement Home" and there … Continue reading i wanna Grow-Up too