It's August 11 and this reading from August 1st has on my mind but not processed through written reflection, which I know helps more than anything to help me sort myself. This reading was a kicker when I read it, another reminder from the cosmos to be gentle with my own unfolding. I was just thinking again about how with all the podcasting I'm doing, reading, yoga and not drinking and the steps and the, and the, and the... I should be further along the path of figuring it all out to have a good life. But I've been mean to myself when I'm triggered by the same sort of situations that always trigger me at work. Hard on myself when I am up against my limits in yoga. Down right nasty in my thoughts toward others in protection of my fragile ego and self-worth.
Yet, this is where I am in my unfolding. And the lessons will continue fall before me to examine and crack me open a bit more with each try.
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell