“If you try to keep an open mind you will find help.” – AlAnon Closing
Why is an open mind so important when it comes to solving problems that seem impossible to resolve, uncomfortable feelings that we can’t seem to get out of, or a sense of hopelessness that simply won’t go away? Because the help we need often comes from a spiritual source. And having a relationship with a God requires a very, very open mind, particularly if you are so smart that you know, for sure, that there is no God. Like I did. So how is it that God’s my friend now? Because I hurt enough that I chose believe and trust in a loving higher power – whether real or not. As a result, I now handle situations with an ease and grace I couldn’t do alone. I smile and laugh more often. I’m a nicer husband, father and son. I work more efficiently. I choose healthy relationships. I set boundaries and step out when necessary. I’m proud of myself. And most importantly, ILML!