Wrong Action/Feelings?

I am learning to trust my feelings, I am learning to trust myself, and I am learning to trust and believe in my Higher Power, God.  I don’t have to react to every feeling I have – I can let the feeling be, let it rest within me for a while.  If it is a “good” feeling, it will not change over time.  Sometimes my feelings are trying to help me understand the direction God has chosen for me – and sometimes my feelings are just that, feelings.  I try not to make decisions when I am angry or upset – as they will often lead me down the wrong path, based on emotion.  There are no absolutes when it comes to “rules” of behavior. We each behave differently in any given situation.  We feel differently, we think differently, and we believe differently.  Basing my actions on just my feelings can lead me down the wrong path, the path to wrong action.
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8 thoughts on “Wrong Action/Feelings?

  1. I’m Harry, Grateful alcoholic and devoted 12 stepper.

    I was taught to identify the feelings of sad, glad, mad, afraid, ashamed and hurt. I was told this is just about all of them.
    Naming them is getting in touch with them. 🙂

    • Grapevine Quote

      September 30
      “Since today marks not only the last day of my life to this date, but also the first day of the rest of my life, and since I have come to believe that the best is yet to come, I think today has been my best day sober.”
      Jamaica Plain, Mass., May 1997
      “The Littlest Things”
      No Matter What: Dealing with Adversity in Sobriety

      🙂 LOVE IT 🙂

      PS I HAVE OFTEN BEEN TOLD THAT ALCOHOLICS ARE SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE AROUND AND I BELIEVE IT.

  2. …may witnessing my scar tissue benefit another…
    I eventually begin to learn, that by the time I feel an emotion, it is influencing my behaviour, and I am likely unaware of the degree of influence.
    My true self, my beliefs, my values, my ” other centredness” is being displaced, in the moment, by emotive and egoic self. My overwhelming desire to act upon impulse builds pressure.
    As a rather mild understatement…this can lead to tragic and occasionally comic consequences OR I can “…pause when agitated…” ,the power of choice has been restored.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Top of the morning family,
    RE: The power of choice has been restored…..
    I’m not the same person today 30 Sept 2016; as per pregame AA!

    1. I declare my complete control over alcohol and everything else; and further declare that my life is in perfect order
    2. I recognize no power as great as I am; nor any person as smart as I am, and if you don’t like it come outside
    3. I made a decision to run my life and everyone else’s life to suit only me – and I pity those who get in my way.
    4. I make a searching and through inventory of everyone other than myself – and find them woefully lacking in all respects; and I never hesitate to tell them so.
    5. I admitted to no one, including, God and Myself, that there could possibly be anything wrong with me, or my actions.
    6. I went to extreme efforts to protect and increase my defects of character-and did a little drinking besides
    7. I continued my obnoxious arrogant air of asking no one for anything-my Big Eye was for telling, not asking.
    8. I kept a complete list of all persons who had harmed me, either real or imaginary, and swore to get even with them all.
    9. I got even where possible, except when to do so might injure me.
    10. I continued to bitch and whine about everything to everyone and, when I was right, promptly reminded them.
    11. I sought through scheming and conniving to materially improve myself – at the expense of my fellow man. I ever hesitate, when the opportunity presents itself, to bring disaster and misery to anyone who happens to cross my path.
    12. Having had a complete moral, physical, financial and spiritual breakdown, all of my remaining effort was directed toward dragging those near me – and dear to me – down to these same depths of despair; And I did a little drinking too.
    BB A Vision For You, p.152
    As ex-problem drinkers, we smile at such a sally.

    It’s a good day to laugh at ourselves day.

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