Walk In Dry Places
Releasing the past
Today the world faces seemingly insurmountable problems with solid and liquid waste. Communities struggle to find solutions as waste accumulates and space for disposal sites grows scarce.
As recovering people, we have a similar problem with waste residues from our past. We don't seem to be able to bury bad memories; like the physical waste in the environment, they come back to poison us.
The best answer is to use waste, not throw it away. Instead of trying to bury the past, let's keep it in view but let it be purified by the sunlight of honesty and humility. By admitting past wrongs and forgiving everyone involved.... including ourselves..... we turn waste into useful experience. Nature can do this with much physical waste, over time. we can also let our spiritual nature do that with the emotional and mental waste of our past.
I'll realize that every past mistake and experience can be properly utilized today for something good and uplifting.
*** Warning *** Semi-Adult Content
Sue, why the heck are you talking about WASTE today?
Ha, I thought the same thing, but this daily brings up important points that can assist in my recovery.
Often, I ask myself, "How did I get this way?"
As the topic states, the problems, resentments -- the waste -- accumulated in our past are the poisons that feed our disease. They are the dukie that clogs the pipes of our lives. They are the backup that stops-up our progress.
Ah, I'm a poet and didn't know it.
Sue, how do I get past these plumbing problems?
I'm glad you asked... the answer is D-N-R...
Do Not Resuscitate?
No silly, DIVE - NAVIGATE - RECYCLE
Dive - Delve into your past and present -- discover and attack the poison.
Navigate - Direct the poison -- Release the bad and Redirect the good.
Recycle - Recycle the good that comes from the bad.
Sue, how can good come from bad?
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Even though bad is bad (and sometimes very bad), good can always come out of it -- learning from your past and sharing your experience, strength and hope with others.
Enough said -- I'm off to dive into the murky waters of my past. Does anyone out there know CPR?
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What are your thoughts on WASTE and D-N-R?