“… the problem… had seemed so enormous while it stayed trapped in my head.” – Courage to Change
When I look back on my life, both before and in recovery, I see that I’ve often kept a few problem thoughts in my head much longer than needed. I’d think things like “what should I do about their behavior?” Or “I can’t stand this thing”, over and over and over. So what’s the solution? The action that works best for me to eradicate the stinking thinking is to consciously ask for God’s help and then place it into his figurative hands. By doing so (sometimes repeatedly), I finally get some relief, the obsessive thoughts go away for at least a little while, peace flows in and, once again, ILML!