Not To Wave A Flag, But…

Not To Wave A Flag, But…

Now that the 4th of July has passed, how wonderful it is to be able to celebrate Independence Day again today. Not to take anything away from the patriotic and meaningful holiday celebration of last week, but for people like me, every day is Independence Day, as long as I exercise my freedom to choose wisely. For me that means choosing health by means of sobriety.

Restless, Irritable, Discontent

Restless, Irritable, Discontent

The Higher Power, Grand Overall Design, How It Works, Thinking Stuff, the Thing Itself… Whatever you want to call it, although I felt suddenly devoid of It these past few days, I realized It’s working perfectly as always. In the absence of feeling great and on top of the world – in fact in the glaring presence of feeling dreadful and lowdown, I know with certainty that I am still connected and I can trust the process. Even in my crankiness and panic.

Inner Tuning Fork

Inner Tuning Fork

As a person of the alcoholic persuasion I realize that my cues and clues about how to “be” in many situations came from sources outside of myself.

I could scope out pretty quickly (not necessarily accurately, but quickly) the vibe in a room and then do a mental (subconscious) assessment along the lines of: I am not as fill-in-the-blank as the others here, or I’m way more fill-in-the-blank than these people.