I LOOK AT ME
"My best thinking is what brought me here”, is what some members of Alcoholics Anonymous say in a semi-humorous fashion. Actually, the disease “alcoholism” is more one of 'thinking', than 'drinking'. Once I stopped drinking, booze was not my problem.
I did not realize that my drinking was what it was, merely a symptom of that 'thinking' illness, alcoholism. So tonight, I'm 'thinking', not about drinking, but about THINKING. In doing so, I substituted the word 'drinking' with 'thinking'. Let's find out how that works:
I think, because it makes me 'feel good'.
My thinking makes me more sociable.
Thinking erases all my mistakes.
My thinking makes everything “OK”.
When NOT thinking, I am Restless, Irritable, and Discontent.
My thinking makes me believe people LOVE me.
Thinking got me drunk.
I got morning hangovers when I 'thought' too much.
Thinking landed me in jail.
Thinking caused my divorce.
Because of too much thinking, I lost my
And eight Job(s).
Most of these consequences—exception, jail-- occurred as a result of--or after I stopped—drinking.
So...to get better, to grow spiritually, to rid me of alcoholic insanity, I needed help: AA, a Higher Power (could be God? Hmmm!), a set of Steps to work on (a way to live without 'drugs'). A COMPLETE CHANGE in my thinking, attitude, behavior, my very outlook about life was/IS absolutely necessary.
NOTE: Alcoholic 'insanity' means doing over and over what I used to do, expecting other, better results.
NOTE #2: I'm a slow learner....
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