Unmanageable: difficult or impossible to control, use, or manipulate
Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction(s) and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.
In our last several posts we have concentrated on two main groups of individuals in Recovery.
The group of us that had given up and/or away everything when we entered Recovery and the group that entered Recovery mostly intact.
These two groups are at extreme opposite ends of the fellowship. However, there are many of our fellows that are in between these two. We now invite all our fellow colleagues to join us as we continue to talk about “unmanageable”.
Today, we are going to begin our look at a very dangerous pitfall – Ignorance.
Before you close this window let us explain what we mean here. Since no one knows everything about everything, we are all ignorant about something-Right. So there is no shame in being un-informed. The shame comes when we choose to stay unaware of our condition. In other words, to have the opportunity to gain knowledge about our addiction(s)/compulsive behavior and refuse to learn, that is true shame.
Our attempt here is to get past the obvious products of unmanageable and to dig deeper into the heart of it. For example:
**The obvious-we couldn’t manage to keep a job, home, dignity, health, self-respect, family, license, etc.
**The heart-nearly every aspect of our life had become impossible to control due to our powerlessness over our addiction/compulsive behavior.
This deeper area of unmanageable is the disastrous pit that so many of us stumble and fall into because we are without knowledge concerning the unmanageability of our lives as a result of our powerlessness over our addiction(s)/compulsive behavior.
That’s where we will pick it up next time.
Until then ……. be sure to tell a friend about us.
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Remember: “It is what it is and “it ain’t nothing but a thing!”