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E,S&H, please!

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    The best I have heard along these lines was something like this:

    “There is a part of me that will NEVER “get it” or “understand” and it can make me feel uncomfortable. I need to have some compassion for that part of me.”

    Change is never comfortable, at least in my experience. We can say that we fully trust and move forward without fear – but I have not met anyone who just glides through life taking the bounces and turns with a smile on their face ‘all the time’.

    Isn’t it a great thing to feel?

    My first advice would be to look back on other times in your life when you may have felt fear. Did it turn out ok in the end? Though, I do not think this is a sufficient excercise for current conditions because THIS time is always different. Always.

    It won’t always be comfortable or seem like a good thing…but it is what it is, right? Keep your eyes on the road.




    What you describe, freya, sounds a lot like how I felt when I stopped people pleasing.

    I always thought “making people happy” was the same as “being of service to others,” and though it was pointed out by my sponsor that it might not exactly be my best thing, might even be a manifestation of one of my grosser character defects, it wasn’t until that little voice began guiding me toward what seems to be God’s plan for me — rather than what other people thought of that plan — did I see and accept “people pleasing” for what it was — just another attachment that got in the way of true usefulness. And the light bulb didn’t come on suddenly, either…more like it was on a slow-moving rheostat.

    May not have anything to do with what you’re going through, but it’s what I’ve got. And though you’re not very specific — it sounds like you may possibly be on one of those cool and surprising parts of the ride.

    Peace & Love,



    Well, I was hoping that the “Thanks” button would miraculously reappear — but no such luck, so I just want to thank you all for your responses!


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