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How Do You Deal With People Who Critique Your Sobriety


How Do You Deal With People Who Critique Your Sobriety

Old 07-16-2016, 06:44 AM
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And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality - safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.

cleaning up my side of the street is just that- cleaning my side of the street to keep my mind free.
whether others believe or trust me isn't up to me and i don't put time limits on it nor do i behave like i do to earn their trust or love. i do it for me.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:57 AM
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For me, it's mind over matter...I don't mind 'cause what they think doesn't matter (at least where my sobriety is concerned)
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:32 AM
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Thank you for posting the story. I can't totally relate, but I'm at just over six months sober and I've been tempted to have that "first class" experience.

I hope you find the peace you need.

'We are not Saints'
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:47 AM
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I do behave always positive with them
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