100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve

Why do I write? I started writing nearly twenty years ago in the first days of recovery. It was suggested by a therapist I was seeing at the time. I purchased a small journal and started writing and have written most every day since that time. I see writing as a form of therapy IContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve”

Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread

Fear has been called “the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” (1) . That certainly has been and can be the case with me. I went through a particularly tumultuous time in my life and would find myself awaking each morning in terror and dread, filledContinue reading “Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread”

Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control

Detachment is giving up control, even the thought of it! We are so practiced at trying to control others. We learn to be very subtle, certain that others can’t detect our efforts. But they can. I was a master at control, I thought. But all I was really a master at was frustrating others andContinue reading “Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control”

Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….

Reading #89 from “Let Go Now” by Karen Casey “Many would argue that we can’t keep our feelings separate from the actions of others or the circumstances that have befallen us. I am certainly not trying to convince you that this is an easy task, but it is doable. While I admit it has takenContinue reading “Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….”

100 Days of Writing – Day One

Day One – Pivot Point Your story so far Think about your life so far. What’s been a pivot point in your story? Describe the before and after. My pivot point definitely came on August 10, 2002. I at that point realized that I am an alcoholic. My wife of twenty-two years had left andContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day One”

Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes”

January 10, 2021 Some of us get attached to outcomes. We think a project or a relationship has to go a certain way. Sometimes we get so attached to the outcome of a thing, we don’t pay attention to how that thing feels. We may be so focused on marrying that person we’re dating, weContinue reading “Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes””

More Thoughts on this Day

Today has been a long day. I’m still trying to sort through some things in my life and my mind is on overdrive most all day long. It would seem that the morning hours are those that go the smoothest, but around noon the not-so-happy mindset creeps back in for much of the rest ofContinue reading “More Thoughts on this Day”

Random Thoughts for Reflection

A lot has been going on in my life here of late. Quite a few changes and attempts to make life more enjoyable. In the midst of it all, a lot of confusion has ensued and it’s definitely been a time for some deep soul searching. When things don’t turn out as we might wish,Continue reading “Random Thoughts for Reflection”

Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh

“This brings to mind the Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh, the stubborn, hard king who should to ask the immortal one the secret of life. He was told that there would be stones on his path to guide him. But in his urgency and pride, Gilgamesh was annoyed to find his path blocked, and so smashedContinue reading “Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh”

Day 2 of 23 in Self-Reflection

I’m the type person who’s always looking for “signs” out and about each day. Especially when they involve numbers of any sort and of course, those are everywhere to be found on license plates. On my way to get a bit to eat this morning, I spotted a car in front of me at aContinue reading “Day 2 of 23 in Self-Reflection”