Trusting ourselves to our original nature and our innate virtues/specialties is the grounding principle of our existence. We are one with ourselves or, we are split off from ourselves, divided within, without guidance or direction, lost in the wasteland of discontent. The way out of the wilderness is the way of deep listening to ourselves--to our body, our bones and our stomach, to our symptoms, to our heart, to our nighttime dreams, to our instinct and intuition, our uh-oh feeling, our sense of "Yes" and "No," our balance and harmony, and the flow of our life energy. All of which can be skewed by drugs/sex/alcohol/money. When addiction to drugs/sex/alcohol/money is running the show, it's time to close things down, go into hibernation, isolate ourselves from the disruptive influences, and sit facing the wall until we are sober and capable of independent, reliable, judgment. How long has it been? It may be a slow road back to being able to trust ourselves in knowing what is good for us and what is bad, with the wherewithal to say "No" to the bad and "Yes" to the good. All the Twelve-step programs come down to having what it takes to surround ourselves with the right kind of people who are sources of the right kind of support, enabling us to find the way to saying "No" when "No" should be said, and "Yes" when "Yes" should be said. Woe be unto those with the wrong kind of company!
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Truer words were never written!
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