By: Hazelden Meditation Series
It is easy to hope that at some time in the future we may redeem ourselves by some great act of heroism or undergo a dramatic conversion. But in the meantime all too often, it’s business as usual. Too easily we can become used to our addictive behavior and deny that our habits haven’t harmed anyone . . .except ourselves and those we love and who love and trust us. Deep down we knew we were judging ourselves and being judged. Now, each day, we can assess our actions and evaluate our behavior. In this way we learn how our actions have affected every part of our lives and our relationships.
It is time to change. The longer we wait, the more ingrained are our habits, ways of perceiving and deceiving. If we live a lie, we will be judged accordingly, by ourselves and those close to us. Our maturity teaches us that we can change, grow and move ahead into the openness and fullness of each new day.
I don’t want to come to the end of my life wishing I had freed myself from my negative behavior. I am glad I have begun the process of change.
- Aug. 26, 2012 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden (cmmacneil.wordpress.com)
- Aug. 30, 2012 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden (cmmacneil.wordpress.com)
- Aug. 29, 2012 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden (cmmacneil.wordpress.com)
- Changing Your Addictive Behavior (omtimes.com)