A Producer of Confusion

šŸ”„ Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day

One of the most destructive symptoms of running our lives on self-will, is getting to a point where we cannot see the true from the falseā€¦

The ego reemerges and the alcoholic once again can only see where he is right. And the more righteous he becomes, the sicker he getsā€¦

The problem with running life on self-will is that occasionally it works, but even a broken clock is right twice a dayā€¦

He loses sight of all the times it went wrong, focuses only on when it went right, and loses touch with his own realityā€¦

When being right, when getting your own way is more important than serenity, you are a producer of confusion rather than harmony even in your best moments.

“Admitting he may be somewhat at fault, he is sure that other people are more to blame. He becomes angry, indignant, self-pitying. What is his basic trouble? Is he not really a self-seeker even when trying to be kind? Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if he only manages well? Is it not evident to all the rest of the players that these are the things he wants? And do not his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can get out of the show? Is he not, even in his best moments, a producer of confusion rather than harmony? Our actor is self-centeredā€”ego-centric”.

  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

It is impossible to decipher the true from the false when the ego is in charge and self-will has become the producer of confusion.

Paul

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