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True Self

True Self

T - The shape of Tarot’s Hanged Man’s cross, the sacrifice for wisdom, the shape of the Greek letter tau, which sounds like Lao Tzu’s Tao, the Way, the walk towards Truth. R - Regret, rueing past times, and running away from the Truth, then catching myself,...
WHY?

WHY?

In order to regain a best connection with my inner young adult, I decided to listen to all my old cassette tapes (more than 150!). Thanks to osteopathic care, I suffer less from hyper-acousia, and have become able to listen to music again, but no more than one or two...
A New Year

A New Year

When I was a child and got into trouble for misbehavior, I would promise to “do” better. In recovery in ACA, I want to “be” better. I want to be my authentic self instead of making empty promises and continuing to pretend to be someone else. I want to talk about what...
Bridge of Light

Bridge of Light

The space between “Me” and “I am”Is the place where wrong meets don’t belong.Self and identity, privileges deniedI struggle to breathe and learn to hide. Here on the shore of a foreign seaBuried treasure revealed at low tide sweepStarving gull pecks at scraps and...
The Better Triangle

The Better Triangle

I’m good. . . I’m blameless. . . I know I’m right. Where have I seen those phrases? They are from the Drama Triangle in the Traits Workbook. I saw myself. I would jump from Rescuer, trying to help someone because I did not know the difference between love and pity; to...
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