The addiction cycle is a difficult one to break. The cravings for alcohol can seem to be unending, and the temptation of relapse is always there.
It’s important not to give up on yourself even when it seems like all hope is lost because you are worth fighting for!
Daily Reflections July 7
. . . primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands. The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 76
In order to become the person we want to be, and live with emotional sobriety, it’s necessary for us sometimes let go of what we think things should look like.
We need a good balance between living in reality where peace is possible only when I stop holding on too tight because that makes me anxious about not getting everything I want or feel entitled deserving of – but also allowing ourselves some time every day as well -to imagine how our life can evolve into something even better than before.
I’ve learned that peace is possible for me only when I let go of expectations. When I’m trapped in thoughts about what I want and what should be coming to me, it’s not conducive to emotional sobriety.
To find true inner bliss, all you have to do is surrender – over and over again -to the reality that you depend on God because then your life will become a reflection of gratitude with spiritual security!
I am committed to peace in my life, and this commitment begins with letting go of expectations. The more I can surrender my desires for what should be happening or how things are supposed to turn out, the closer I come to a state of emotional sobriety.
This is not easy when fear holds me captive! But it’s worth every struggle because then gratitude and spiritual security become possible.
Do you have any thoughts about your own relationship with expectation? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!