Getting Away

🔥 Getting Away From Me

Having understood and accepted that my drinking was merely a symptom of a much bigger problem. That problem being selfish and self-centered to the extreme…

The only solution is to get as far away from me as possible…

If you lived with me for long enough you would want to get away from me too…

There is a whole chapter in the Big Book dedicated to the method of getting away from me…

Its titled “Working With Others”…

“When all else fails, intense work with other Alcoholics works”

You see when I get infront of another alcoholic I lose that connection with me…

I get away from me…

I need to get away from me for sustained periods of time…

If I don’t do this I will soon live in the familiar world of fear and angst while making everything about me…

About how hard done by I am…

How much I have done for others…

How little others have done for me…

How hard life is and unlucky I have been…

How awful my past life has been…

And how fearful my future looks…

How terribly victimized I have been…

I become prey to misery and depression and the insanity of alcohol returns…

I need to get away from me…

I get away from me by taking the wisdom in the principle of working with another alcoholic every day…

Every day is a day when I need to be free of me.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker