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Apr 23, 2018

Recovery Share: “But What Will They Think?”

I was recently in a situation where I was uncomfortable and anxious but knew a way to deal with it. Two, actually — neither of which I was willing to try because I was worried about what people would think. Now, this might make more sense if these were big crazy solutions to big crazy […]

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Apr 23, 2018

Thoughts About … Thoughts

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about thoughts. I realize that’s a recipe for spinning uselessly, but I also think it’s a worthwhile endeavor. After all, if thoughts about “reality” create our reality, and therefore our emotions, and all of it together creates our actions, which contribute to reality, and so the cycle continues … […]

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Jan 18, 2018

Recovery Share:
How Program Principles Saved My Day

The other day I spent several hours ruminating over a resentment story. I had been wronged, my day ruined, and in my head I kept repeating the same story: “Well, she said she would, but she didn’t, and now my day is screwed.” Not far from the surface was another reality, the one that really […]

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Oct 11, 2017

Recovery Share: What’s the Right Lesson to Learn?

Sometimes the hardest thing in dealing with “setbacks” is knowing which lesson to learn. Life throws something at me, and in my head a whole committee gets together to decide what happened and what to do about it. But which voice is correct? Which, if any, should be banned? How should I start to wrap […]

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May 25, 2017

Recovery Share: Trudging Along

I have always marveled at the (sort of) last line in Alcoholics Anonymous: Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the […]

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Jan 10, 2016

Recovery Share: The Curse of “It’ll Be Okay”

When I was growing up, there was a phrase I heard a lot in my family: It’ll be okay. Of course, a lot of times that’s what you call encouragement, soothing, or just plain comfort. When you’re crying or upset and an elder tells you it’ll be okay, they’re saying “Hang in there, this will […]

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Dec 28, 2015

Recovery Share: Go Ahead and Be Sick

Lately I seem to keep coming back around to acceptance. It’s a fine place to come to, of course, but the fact that keep I “coming back to it” means that I keep “getting away from it.” In this case, it’s about being sick. But as always seems to be the case, this little situation […]

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Dec 21, 2015

Recovery Share: Acceptance and Making Better Choices

I don’t know about you, but I am big into making plans. That’s not a problem, of course. Without plans we can’t meet each other, build ships, and accomplish goals. The trouble for me comes when I get overly attached to my plans. The story goes like this: I had a plan that was going […]

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Nov 15, 2015

Recovery Share: The Scripts in my Head

I have recently said some things that made me uncomfortable — not in the old sense, where I’d say something and then later cringe, like some crazy shit blurted out when I was drunk. What I mean is that I had to say something which might upset somebody, or make them uncomfortable. And since, in my […]

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