Post by Susan Peabody on Jan 7, 2009 11:57:25 GMT -8
Change is to human life what the metamorphosis is to the caterpillar. It is an evitable part of life. Without change there is no life.
The Art of Changing by Susan Peabody
Is change important? Yes! It is a natural process from which we get a feeling of self-worth and well-being. Unfortunately, sometimes the natural process of changing gets interrupted, usually because we are flung into survival mode by difficult circumstances. In recovery we re-establish the natural process of change. It is called self-actualization.
I know just what you mean, Sue. Thank you. I am not out of the woods yet, but I have been trying to put words to this feeling I have lately that has developed since my coming on to this board and gaining insight and some willingess to act differently. It's "self-actualization". THAT's what I'm feeling! It's wonderful!
I keep telling myself "THIS is what I should have felt like at 24."
Your words on 'change' are inspirational. Yes, change is inevitable -- can't stop it, even if you try to fight it. So -- embracing it and offering it up to (and using it for) the Greater Good is an excellent perspective and goal.
Wishing you blessings and peace today and into the New Year 2016,
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Post by CodepNomore on Dec 15, 2017 13:18:18 GMT -8
Change is such a beautiful gift. I’m glad I made some important major changes in my life. If not, I’d be self-destructive, down at the bottom, having self-pity party, victim mentality, blaming others, complaining incessantly, etc.
Your recovery is worth the pain of your withdrawal. Remember that "the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow." Fantasy-based relationship is a lie. Face your reality and stay well!Kind Regards to all LAA members here, - Codepnomore