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May 14, 2010

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Dave

I'm reminded of a phrase I often hear.

It works if you work it.

JessieR

I'm working on one of those things now, just trying to be present and share what love I have as well as tolerate as best I can the behaviors I don't like or feel comfortable with.

God be with them, bless them and keep them, please fix me to your will and purpose!

judi

Thank you for this post. It came in loud and clear for me. Ahhh, an awakening that the difficult relationship I am having with another person who is in pain requires a lot more prayer and, God help me, a lot more love on my part. This is a hard stuff.

Bobby

Once again you have distilled the emotion, the thoughts, (and the actions) I've struggled with time and time again. I have reached the same conclusions--a lot less eloquently, I might add! Thank you for sharing this. Thank you for giving me courage by reminding me that I'm not alone, and that the approach we CHOOSE to take makes all the difference. The approach in that beautiful blue book we read.

And another thing. Thank you for getting my nose back in the dictionary. Soupcon. Beautiful!

But where is the cedilla in this plain text? Ah--where's my Mac when I need it. These *@#$^! PCs!

Marie

Reminds me of a phrase I hear often from a friend in the program: "We take action contrary to how we feel."
Many blessings,
Marie

Lori

Yes! Thanks for reminding me to have more patience specifically with those that irk the Holy Hannah out of me. I loved the way you described the slow building resentment (drip, drip, drip of water torture). I love how you wrestled with your ego, judgement, fear to continue to stay present with this guy. I, too, am most affected by the seemingly small tugs at my self esteem, my ego, my desire to be seen and admired and respected and... you get the point. And most of all, I LOVE the sentence, "If you leave me on simmer, eventually I'll boil." THAT is where my real risk lies. THAT is why AA is saving my butt. THAT is why I am so passionate about the steps. THAT is why I am so grateful to my sponsor, to my AA friends, to meetings, for allowing the steam in my soul to release itself bit by bit.

P.S. I'm stealing that simmer phrase when I share on Thursday night. I'm just sayin'...

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