Updated: Jul 30, 2020
I remember so well reiterating to myself that I am a prisoner to this thing called alcohol. I would ramble on and on, and complain and complain.
"Prisoner", "Prisoner", "Prisoner", kept swirling around in my brain.
I wanted a "Get of Jail FREE Card", ASAP!
As I started the process to learn how to stop over drinking I had so many epiphanies. I learned that I am the one choosing to repeat these negative mantras.
I realized that if I chose to think "prisoner"... I could also choose to think, "I can thrive without alcohol".
Wouldn't this all be so much easier if we could get a free pass and not commit to the hard work that it is going to take to make meaningful changes in our lives?
I, personally love the reward that follows after working diligently on something more deeply than just having something given to me. Haven't we all been taught that notion since we were children?
The getting is SO much sweeter when you've worked your butt off trying to earn it.
The game of Monopolyis not an easy game. There is a lot of strategy along with the luck of the roll of the dice. You need to be prepared for anything that comes your way and where you land on the game board.
The same analogy can be made to your own life. We have no idea what is coming our way every morning when we wake up. There is an innateness in us that we all must follow to be prepared for life's curve balls. We must be prepared for any "surprise".
When things don't go as planned we CANNOT under any circumstance believe that alcohol will make it better.
What makes life curve balls manageable is managing our THOUGHTS, not the circumstances outside of ourselves.
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