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6 years ago  ::  Jul 23, 2008 - 10:01AM #11
cherubino
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A friend in recovery, herself a professional artist, just sent me this video. This says it all much better than I can.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill … sight.html
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 24, 2008 - 9:53AM #12
mikeincolorado
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Thanks for the link, Cherubino.

I was reminded of the idea from the 12x12 that our problem had been a misuse of the will.
Mike

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"When I've learned enough to really live, I'll be old enough to die" - Johnny Cash
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4 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2010 - 6:28PM #13
andrewcyrus
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Mar 19, 2008 -- 8:35PM, cherubino wrote:

No, I don't mean those refrigerator magnets with the serenity prayer on them in Gothic lettering, nor those praying hands that look like they got chopped off somebody's corpse in a morgue. Most of the people I know who've found lasting happiness in sobriety, myself included, are those who've discovered, nurtured and disciplined in themselves the pursuit of some craft, skill or art that engages them creatively in their daily lives, prodding them to both seek and then eventually find the world around them an inexhaustible source of self-transcendence in the aesthetic "wow" rather than an obstacle course to navigate without drinking. Thoughts? Experience? Examples?



 


I found it was better to employ the HOW


H-Honesty


O-Open mindedness


W-Willingness.


to open the up the pathway then the obstacle


 


crud


C-Close minded


R-Rude


U-Uninspired


D-dead end


 


thinking of alcoholism.

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