Weaving my personal recovery using the fabric of Emotions Anonymous and the healing strands of Alanon.
I'm learning H.O.W. to calm the chaos when my "dry" drunk wreaks havoc.
February 23, 2013
Well, not exactly. It is just the practice of Number Eight, one pointedness. In this simple practice, you find you don't need to be a victim of the same old habitual dance of your mind. You are not victim, nor are you an incurable patient. You can find your balance, and be thoroughly present. Is your mind all crazy? Then give up the struggle! Let yourself stop practicing; keep your posture, but let your mind relax and think about other things, then look around. In other words, take a break and then start anew. One pointedness practice emphasizes that we always have a fresh start. A principle also echoed in program. Of to a bad start in your day? You have permission to begin anew, right now.
I am a member of Emotions Anonymous, which adapts AA's 12 steps for recovery from alcoholism, to recovery from emotional illness. Sojourning in Al-anon, a program for family members of recovering alcoholics, has helped me in dealing with my family, which was impacted by borderline personality disorder. Feel free to read!
If you'd like to the next step and participate daily in a path to emotional healing, using EA's Twelve Steps, please join us our autonomous group on Big Tent at https://www.bigtent.com/groups/emoreroom