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Letter To My Inner Parent

by | May 1, 2022 | ComLine, Voices of Recovery

(NOTE: I wrote this in response to the assignment on page 22 of the Loving Parent Guidebook)

Dear LP,

You have ushered in an era of dynamic equilibrium in my life, and what I mean by that is this: By teaching me the possibility of going deeper into a heart that contains mercy and concern, you have enabled me to operate in a wider range of states.

This enlarged playing field is bringing much more than a bigger life – it has already taken me along twists and turns that did not exist on my path of fear, blame, and prejudice. You have given me new priorities that are enabling me to stand more solidly, with a clearer vista. I am going the way of fidelity, becoming more trustworthy and more trusting.

By even enlarging my scope by the barest amount – by tempering my critical spirit with a minimum of restraint – you are opening the door to having a self not crippled by dissent. I am already less stuck in the garbage-filled alleyways of blame, hatred, and despair. Having an advocate like you in my world is allowing me to connect with a sense of honor and with the possibility of rising above the heartlessness of my bloodline.

I am seeking and finding a kinship with those who can throw off the mantle of blame and gather others with me on a path of greater discernment.

Please use the authentic emotions of my child-heart as fodder, to help me learn how to be responsible for the custom pitfalls with which I have been entrusted.

Love, ABB

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