To Blame or To Succeed?

by Daniel · 1 comment

In the recovery community often people report that they don’t feel like they are good enough.  They don’t feel they are worthy of receiving good things in life.  Why not?

Ask yourself these questions:

Were your parents always supportive of you?

Did they praise you when you accomplished something important to you?

Did they let you know it was safe to make mistakes and that was the only way to learn and get better at things?

Was it safe to be you and to just be a kid?  Or did you feel like you had to act, think or believe a certain way to be accepted or a good kid?

Were you allowed to be a child and not worry about living up to their standards?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, your childhood was unique!  Most folks can answer yes to 1 or 2 of these, because their parents were struggling with their own issues and were doing the best they could, their skill set to deal with life was limited.

If you can forgive your parents or anyone else who negatively impacted you and take responsibility for your emotions and life results up to this point, you’ll find greater peace.

Forgiveness does not mean condone what someone did to you.  It simply means to release them so the resentment no longer eats away at you.  Ever heard the saying:  “Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”  Often folks with substance abuse issues have turned the resentment into self-hate.  When something in life goes wrong they blame themselves.  This behavior is self limiting and oppressive.

Recovery is looking for the joy in life.  You can change the way you think.  When you change the way you think, you attract what you want into your life.  Clear away the self -limiting beliefs and focus on what you want and joy abounds!!!!

Keep smiling cause Life is Gooood!!!

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sean July 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Very cool.

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