Tuesday, September 14, 2010

On Healing Real and Imagined

EXPERIENCE has taught us that most, if not all, of us are trying to think our way into a new way of living. The truth is that the miracle of change comes in the form of having the courage to do the exact opposite.

Live My Way Into A New Way of Thinking.
Thinking my way into a new way of Living.


Live My Way Into A New Way of Thinking.

Exercise (1) It has been my belief since my earliest memory that “I am alone and my world is a dangerous place”. My life seems to affirm this to me daily.
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Exercise (2) I have found that I only can acquire the relief and happiness that I think I want by doing something or getting something.
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Exercise (3) There are times when I feel I am so desperate, lost and alone.
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Exercise(4) I have learned that when my best efforts fail me that I have gathered habits along the way that I can depend on. These habits are creations from outside of me and they are "magical".
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Exercise(5) They take their form as substances, actions or facilities, things that I use daily just to get by on. I know that I can always reach out to them and they can be relied on.
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Exercise (6) It is sad but true that these “magical” chattels are my addictions, obsessions and/or compulsions.
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Exercise (7) As I still my thoughts and close my eyes, I begin to realize that I have placed the scant shadow of my faith in a place and on activities that are misbegotten.
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Exercise (8) I am beginning to admit to myself that my beliefs really are not true. The various forms of my beliefs, my addictions, obsessions and/or compulsions are devices that have only brought me pain.
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Exercise (9) I am admitting that I have no control over them; in fact I have given them all my power.
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Exercise (10) I also notice that they have no power of their own. They sit there like lifeless forms, shadows or ghosts, awaiting only the wind of my restlessness to stir my soul and scatter them.
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Exercise (11) I admit that I have been insane and I begin to wonder about what may lay before me as I begin my journey toward finding the world of my sanity.
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Experience Has Taught Me
That I am out of control and I know I am not happy.
That my Beliefs have not and cannot make me happy
I know I must find “different” to be happy.
Where will I look?
What will I see?
And who will help me?

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