“This above all—to thine own self be true…” Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene III
As many who read this blog know, it took me 7 years after quitting drugs and alcohol to make it into the program. That was when I was sick and tired of being emotionally sick and tired. White knuckling, feeling alone and lost, I found my seat and admitted to everyone that I was an alcoholic. That was when I started showing my true colors. These days I’m usually surrounded by a wide spread of 12 step and other literature at Starbucks while doing my morning rituals. Today, a man I’ve never seen came up to me and said “I know those books. My name is Harvey, I have 30 years.” I got up. We hugged and it was epic, because when I let go of the fear of being judged for being affected by alcoholism and in recovery, and instead just spread myself out there for the whole world to see, I open myself up to abundance of all kinds and ILML!
Loving these James. This one in particular since that was and is my all time favorite expression. Thank you for your commitment to the 12steps and for putting it out there for so many of us to benefit from your experience, strength and hope.
You’re welcome Francine! It’s not only my pleasure to share my experience, strength and hope with you and others, but it really makes a difference in my own personal program. Glad that one resonated with you!