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|01-30-2013, 12:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Trudging that road.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
Blog Entries: 1
As Bill Sees It for 1/30/2013
Getting off a "Dry Bender"
"Sometimes, we become depressed. I ought to know; I have been a champion dry-bender case myself. While the surface causes were a part of the picture - trigger-events that precipitated depression - the underlying causes, I am satisfied, ran much deeper.
"Intellectually, I could accept my situation. Emotionally, I could not.
"To these problems, there are certainly no pat answers. But part of the answer surely lies in the constant effort to practice all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps."
|01-30-2013, 04:29 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Trudger of Happy Destiny
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Naperville, IL
Acceptance. I can definitely see myself doing exactly this trying to accept a situation. I can intellectually accept it, but do I really deep down? How do I do this?
|01-30-2013, 04:45 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Fellow Traveler and Seeker
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The greatest journey is from my head to my heart. So many things in my recovery had to make that arduous trek. I'm slow on the uptake in emotional affairs that my mind has already swallowed, but it gets done! It's all part of my emotional growth, stunted by too many mickeys and bottles.
|01-30-2013, 10:28 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Aka.. Indamiricale. :)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dr.Bob's Neighbor
When I get in a funk, I simply pick up those things that work.
A extra meeting, extra prayer in the day, get outside and hike, that always brings me back to being humble and grateful to just be here.
I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
BB Quotes 1st Edition.
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