Love this subject. We talk about it in the 2nd step.

“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

This step does not promise sure sanity. It just says “COULD restore us to sanity”.

I take this to mean, IF we do the work. Meaning, how many of us are really willing to turn our lives over to a Higher Power?

Yeah, we say we are Christians and Holy and all that crap and we pray and blah blah, but how many of us are sneaky little buggers? Sneaking around like naughty children still trying to pull some thing over on someone and all we fool is ourselves? How many of us try to control and ride roughshod over others? or play the victim or stay in denial so we can tolerate a hopeless situation. All this is insanity.

Ya, we are all guilty, right?

So, can we absolutely without half measures let go and let our Higher Power run the show?

It takes trust in our Higher Power in order to do so.

So how do we get there?

In the second step we take this opportunity to define what God is.

Is it a big white boogie man in the sky that punishes us?

Is it an ancient man of wisdom that lived a life many people have interpreted and written and translated about over and over?

Is it a hairy sandal dude?

Is it a big fat man sitting in a Lotus position?

What is it to YOU?

Not your Mama’s God or your childhood fantasy, but the God of your own personal understanding.

When we can trust in this power, it becomes easy to turn our decisions and lives over to its care.

This does not mean we become amoebas with no power of choice. It just means our gut will guide us instead of our heads or our hearts.

If you feel guilty about some thing you probably are. If you know you are doing some thing to hurt another person or situation, you probably are and your gut lets you know if this is you running the show or your Higher Power’s best interest for you?

Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is INSANITY.

3 Comments on “Insanity”

  1. Andrea says:

    “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
    — Walt Whitman

  2. Kathy says:

    ….. I like your questioning about what God is to us (Higher Power).
    Sometimes I think “I’ve got it! Then, I’m not so sure I still have a concept that is true for me.

    Thanks, it bears further looking.

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