When you do all the talking you only learn what you already know.
I found the quote to be right on the money for me. I have found it to be true that others in the Program will understand me when others, including my family, will not – not completely. Others in recovery seem to have an emotional connection and understanding that is not always found in those not in the Program. I am grateful for that. Misunderstandings can happen in recovery, as well. But with time and talking with others things can be smoothed out, once the emotions cool down. Ahhh those emotions – in many ways I am grateful to be able to feel all those emotions, and yet in other ways they are still an enigma to me, in many ways. I live to learn and I learn to live. As Wayne Dyer recently stated “I can be a host to God, or I can be a hostage to my ego.