|We drank for joy
and became miserable.
We drank for sociability
and became argumentative.
We drank to be outgoing
and became self-centered.
We drank for sophistication
and became crude and obnoxious.
We drank for Inner Peace
and became consumed with fear.
We drank for friendship
and made enemies.
We drank to nurture ourselves
and became bitter and spiteful.
We drank to soften our sorrow
and wallowed in self-pity.
We drank to help us sleep
and awakened exhausted.
We drank to gain strength
and it made us weaker.
We drank to forget
and were forever haunted.
We drank to be liked and popular
and became skanks.
We drank for exhilaration
and ended up depressed.
We drank for "medical reasons"
and acquired health problems.
We drank for confidence
and became doubtful.
We drank to help us calm down
and ended up with the shakes.
We drank for bravery and to get more confidence
and became afraid.
We drank to be carefree with
no responsibilities, and lost our own, and
other people's respect and trust.
We drank for certainty
and became uncertain.
We drank to make conversation flow more easily
and the words came out slurred and incoherent.
We drank to diminish our problems
and saw them multiply.
We drank for freedom
and became slaves.
We drank for power
and were powerless.
We drank to escape fear,
and became more fearful and paranoid.
We drank to numb our pain
and became more tormented.
We drank to feel "heavenly"
and ended up feeling like "hell".
We drank for Love
and drove it away.
We drank to ease our problems
and saw them multiply.
We drank finally, even when we did not even want to
and couldn't stop.
We drank to cope with life
and invited emotional, spiritual and physical death.
What was YOUR reason?
and what did You get instead?
Getting and Staying Sober
and having Serenity
is the only way to go!
|Dealing with an Inner Struggle?
A Native American elder once described
his own inner struggles in this manner:
“Inside of me there are two dogs.
One of the dogs is mean and evil.
The other dog is good.
The mean dog fights the good dog all the time."
When asked which dog wins,
he reflected for a moment and replied,
“The one I feed the most."
~George Bernard Shaw
|The "answers" I have for you? They are here -above- and inside you;
see "Notes On A Refrigerator Door" as well.
I suspect Fear would be something for you to look at deal with; as well as low
esteem and self-confidence issues; and maybe the self-disgust and
loathing . . . all of these reveal themselves in the list above: there
are more - re-read, absorb, reflect - and they may come to you.
Also see the *NOTE* below.
You can run, but you can’t hide from yourself;
when the night, or the quiet moments come,
the terrors visit and invade your thoughts and dreams
- all the stuff we tried not to face. ~Sensei Yoda
How’s your avoidance coping working for you?
Ever considered not running any more and facing your life?
I sincerely wish for you (or others in your life) that this page and site may lead
to your/their Awakening.
|Only the Wounded Heal;
Only the separated reconcile.
|Those who want to heal
will find a way;
those who aren't ready yet,
will find an excuse.
|An "alcoholic" always has an excuse
A winner always has a program.
|Dawn Cove Abbey
"Roadside Assistance" For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA © 2007-2019
Questions and comments welcomed.
|If you always do what you've always done,
you always get what you always got.
If you want a different outcome:
Try something else - anything else . . .
|The Reasons People Give:
I/We drank for . . . .
Coping Strategies that don't work
|Alcoholism - ADDICTION