The Surest Way To Stay Unhappy

🔈 My Thought For The Day:

The Surest Way To Stay Unhappy and Miserable

The deciding factor for my 19 years of sobriety was not admitting I had a problem…

It did not take a rocket scientist to work out I had a problem with alcohol…

It was admitting I was WRONG about my problem…

I held onto the insane notion that I was right about my problem for 21 years! That I could control my drinking. That’s pathetic!

In a moment of clarity God granted me grace from my ego…

In that moment of clarity I admitted and accepted I was WRONG and had been wrong all along…

This saved my life no doubt about it.

Here’s the thing…

There were and still are many things that I am wrong about.

I had an ego that desperately needed to be seen to be right every day…

A very large and very fragile ego that was willing to destroy me in order to live and in order to live the ego HAD to be seen to be right about everything! Not just a few things…everything!

Freedom from the bondage of self (ego) can only come in the form of 2 things…

Admitting you are wrong and abandoning the sick notion that you always have to be right…

Admitting that you have been wrong about your control over alcohol, your judgements and Opinions, that others are to blame, that you know better than others and what’s best for you…

And the greatest thing that we have all been wrong about…

That life is supposed to be easy….

That life is supposed to be comfy and do good things for us…

If you still feed into this narrative you will remain Miserable and unhappy.

Life was NEVER ment to be easy…

The truth is life sucks a lot more than it comforts…

Life = Suffering

Surrender = End of suffering.

Simple.

In other words to achieve surrender one has to first admit they are WRONG…

To look past your ego that needs to be right…

To develop the skill of NOT having to be right about everything all the time…

This is the key to freedom…

Do this on a daily basis and your life WILL be rocketed into the fourth dimension of existence…

For after all it is not about BEING right, it is about what IS right.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker