Deadly Delusion

🔥 The Deadly Delusion

“Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if he only manages well?”

  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

Relying on any kind of external source to make you satisfied and happy with life is a futile and fatal exercise…

So many in recovery have gone to their grave through suffering from the delusion that they could gain happiness and satisfaction out of life if they just managed well…

If only I had more money…
If only I had an amazing home…
If only I had the right person in my life…
If only I had a happy family…
If only I had the right job…

As a result of my management then…

I would be happy!

And satisfied!

Here’s the problem with that:

You cannot treat an internal malady with outside stuff…

Attempting to treat untreated alcoholism with outside stuff doesn’t make it better, it makes it worse…

Why is that?

Any kind of external Abundance only magnifies the emptiness and scarcity that lives inside the alcoholic…

No amount of external Abundance can fill the lack of completeness in a person who is driven by fear and tortured with an absurd amount of self-involvement as the alcoholic is.

If the alcoholic is to gain everything externally and nothing changes internally, he gets to the worst place an alcoholic could possibly be.

The end of the rope of human power when you “got it all” but you feel like crap!
You wish for the end despite all your external abundance.

The alcoholic’s insides must match his outside’s…

In other words the alcoholic needs to find and live off an internal solution… as a result he is no longer dependent on any kind of external solution to solve any of his problems in life.

The internal solution is developing and maintaining a relationship with God and as a result accessing the power that fills the internal vacancy that exists inside us.

When our internal world is complete our external world is filled with the Abundance of peace and good will to all men.

Are you trusting and relying upon God for happiness and satisfaction, or are you still grasping on to your expectations of another person to satisfy you?

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker