There is nothing we cannot deny. Denial keeps us where we are. If it weren't for denial, where might we be? Denial is a superpower in a negative sense. Recovering alcoholics know about the power of denial-- and the power of looking denial in the eye, facing the truth of the legitimate pain of life, and doing what must be done in the way of acceptance and adaptation, working to put ourselves in right relationship with the truth of how things are, and the truth of how we wish things were, and the work it is going to take to accommodate ourselves to the reality of the discrepancy between what we want and what's what-- and get up and do what needs to be done every day. Anyway! Nevertheless! Even so! Every day!
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I am certainly on board with denial awareness.. The golden light in the photograph is florid and evocative like the hues of a painting by Claude Lorrain.
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