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A Sign? by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In my hometown, I was jogging and I came across this sign. I stopped in mid tracks, startled. And then I looked up laughing and said, "I got it. Okay, I got it!" Thi ... Read on »
Everything will be OK by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am going to be Ok. New signage to follow. I am taking a break - but I shall return in August. Read on »
Good Thoughts by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have not posted in about 2 weeks. I took a mini-vacation. Today I am realizing how most everything I think about reverberates throughout the universe. My life is wha ... Read on »
Happiness by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism From the same book - by Ari Kiev A quote from Richard L Evans; "May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of th ... Read on »
Surrendering to the Now by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Great read from a person/therapist/counsellor Ari Kiev: "Surrendering to the now turns off the incessant mental activity that projects negative images onto events. This re ... Read on »
Maturity by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A great reading the other day. It came from a free Al-Anon pamphlet. The discussion leader read the 16 things behind maturity. The next week, different meeting, and I sw ... Read on »
Control, Offering Opinions and Dependency by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am often amazed how members of Al-Anon will come up to me or some one else after a meeting and provide either advice or in the discussion - comment on what some one said or ... Read on »
Getting Unstuck by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One of the things I have to get back to doing is "to risk." I have been under enormous (enormous? probably the right word, but my ego or voice inside my head, I cannot te ... Read on »
Fear - Mastery of, by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This morning I am reminded that fear resides not outside me, but inside me. Fear is my reaction to my thoughts. Or my thinking about my thoughts of what "could be happening" o ... Read on »
Another NEW Day by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So. I was bummed out yesterday. Surprise? Nope. I went to bed, couldn't sleep and then woke up around 4AM. Yes. I did it. I vacuumed the house around 5AM! OKAY. Went t ... Read on »
A Book I Picked Up by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Not an Al-Anon book for sure. And before I tell you who the author is, I want to tell you what he writes. He writes what I could not write - but I feel it, and I have the ... Read on »
My Attempts Controlling My Attempts to Control by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Absolutely amazing. My attempts to control the uncontrollable. I even attempt to control my controlling. Think about that one for a minute. Writers Comment: This is a l ... Read on »
Just In: Live Your Vision by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am rerere -reading A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari Kiev. Great books have to be read many times. And in this little obscure book lies great secrets of living life AND be ... Read on »
??: 5?25?????? by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 心镜: 5月25日,高考临近 Read on »
Tomorrow by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Tomorrow in Al-Anon is non-existent in the sense that I have my head in the future and what "will" happen or what "might" happen. In today's reading from Courage to Chang ... Read on »
Everytime - I Get What I Need by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One of the miracles in Al-Anon is, I seem to always get what I need at a meeting. I read the daily reading in our meeting at the noon group meeting this past Wednesday, M ... Read on »
Just In: What I Don't Do by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Just In: In Al-Anon I learn to give up control of others, events and other things "outside my circle." This morning I am reading an interesting thought that I want to sha ... Read on »
Update by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism For the past week, I scurried late at night and in the early morning, to prepare for trial. We were to go to trial Monday - tomorrow - but Friday the deal was delayed once mor ... Read on »
Just In: What If . . . ? by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In Al-Anon I learn NOT to ask "What if?" But "what if?" What if I didn't judge? What if I didn't judge myself? What if I didn't judge others? What if I could el ... Read on »
Two Posts Today - How Lucky Can One Get by Joe M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Two Posts for the Price of One Yep. Two. Both are for free. As I sit here - just finished my first post - I am thinking - I am very grateful. I really have no problems ... Read on »