Honest, open-minded and willing...
genuine honesty is essential to any progress in recovery. The beginning of this is accurate self appraisal and the ability to be totally honest with others. Deception is a common practice for the addict, to the extent that it becomes second nature, making it that much more difficult to correct.
The importance of having an open mind is allowing a psychic change; a belief that there is a different way to live. An addicts world is very small and driven by selfish desires. Ego, pride and self-centeredness all contribute to the isolation. In order to break through this, we must look beyond ourselves and seek greater meaning in life. We become willing upon accepting who we are, what we have become, and how we have affected others.The desire to make amends and continue to take a daily inventory, contribute to our ability to remain willing.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Posted by Fireman John at 8:26 PM