CHASING THE SHADOW SELF

IMG_0584.JPG
By Terence Gorski

Sometimes we can find great wisdom about ourselves by sitting quietly and refusing to run from the inner memories and messages.

The shadow or dark side of our being keeps us running from memories and parts of ourselves we are afraid to see.

Addiction can block access to these messages. Since they need to be heard, they keep screaming louder and louder driving us deeper and deeper into our addiction just to turn them off for a little while.

When we get sober they start to haunt us. We can choose to sit quietly, face the fear and the memories, and make sense of it all with the help of trusted friends in recovery. OR we can run into relapse or other compulsive and irresponsible behaviors in a futile effort to run from ourselves.

Sit still in recovery. Be aware of who you are. You probably find that when the fear and anger pass you are with a really good person.

LIVE SOBER – BE RESPONSIBLE – LIVE FREE

~ Terry Gorski,

Gorski Books: www.relapse.org
Gorski On Facebook: www.facebook.com/GorskiRecovery

Gorski Training: www.cenaps.com
— PERMISSION TO REPOST —

4 Responses to CHASING THE SHADOW SELF

  1. Linda R says:

    Wonderful post. Inspiring.

  2. Great Post Terry; Onward & Upward, Steve G.

  3. […] klicka på länken nedan Internetskuten tipsar […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: