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|10-10-2008, 06:56 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Blog Entries: 11
JFT~ October 10 ~ Consequences
“Before we got clean, most of our actions were guided by impulse. Today, we are not locked into this type of thinking.”
Basic Text, p. 87
Ever been tempted to do something even when you knew the results would be disastrous? Ever thought about how much it was going to hurt to do what you were tempted to do, then proceed to do it anyway?
It is said that there are consequences to every action. Before we got clean, many of us simply didn’t believe this. But now we know exactly what it means. When we act, we know there will be consequences to pay. No longer can we decide to do something in ignorance when we know full well that we won’t like the price we’ll have to pay.
There’s a prize and a price. It’s okay to act despite the consequences if we’re willing to pay the price, but there’s always one to pay.
Just for today: I will think about the consequences of my actions before I take them.
|10-10-2008, 07:27 AM||#2 (permalink)|
It is what it is!!!
Join Date: Feb 2002
When I was growing up, there really were no consequences, I mean in my teenage years. My parents believed just about every word that came out of my mouth. And my dad passed away when I was 17, after that my mom well she became the poster mom for co-dependency. At 31 she finally stopped bailing me out of trouble. Within a few months I became homeless, consequences got me into rehab.
I know more about how to live than I did yesterday, but not as much as I'll know tomorrow. Today, Ill learn something new~JFT, 1/27/06
The difference between a good day and a bad day, is about 2 days~Ann of SR
|10-11-2008, 02:01 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York State
I'm grateful that recovery (and the steps) has allowed me the ability to think before I speak and not act impulsively... at least, most of the time. Doing the right thing for the right reason has always brought a positive result.
"We are never forced into relapse. We are given a choice. Relapse is never an accident." - Basic Text, 5th Ed.
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