The Inward Journey
Looking for balance between spending time with others and spending time with ourselves
I have always been a loner. I have thought of it as a defect. Barbra Striesand sang that, "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world." She didn't say anything about them having a problem with co-dependency.
I thought for a long time that I would become more of an extravert in recovery, as that seemed more healthy and normal, but that hasn't really been the case. Once, while talking with some members after a meeting, I found myself saying that I would like to get married, but I wouldn't want to live with anyone, and that's still the case.
I recall someone...
The Willow Tree of Willingness
Reflecting upon a speaking engagement, she recognized the key to her spirituality
The kind, soft words of a friend in AA removed the shame he had over relapsing
That Fateful Phone Call
After years of trying to give up booze on her own, she finally reached out to someone in recovery
That's the Ticket
A speeding ticket taught her something about her character defects