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In an honest man there is always something of a child. Why is it that sometimes we can talk about a problem and still not feel better? Usually that’s a sign to keep talking. As we go through a discovery process about something that’s bothering us, it’s possible that we have left out important information. Or we might not know how we feel - the words are there, but only on a rational, intellectual level. The hurt, sadness, anger, joy, or resentment are missing. Maybe we haven’t been able to admit our feelings even to ourselves. That can be the hardest part of working through a problem, even harder than being honest with another person. To be comfortable enough with our feelings to always know how we feel is a lifelong process, and one we will never perfect. But we know that the more honest we are with ourselves, the more accepting we’ll be as well. That’s a gift we can give ourselves every day. ———————
Identity crisis. The adult child is an identity crisis having an identity crisis. That means that we were born in crisis and cannot easily recognize another way to live other than crisis. Many of us came to ACA broken, and torn. The crazy thing is, we didn’t notice our hearts were barely attached as a result of all the abuse. We may not have noticed that our faces were pale and withdrawn. We couldn’t truly see ourselves for months or maybe years in the condition we were in. We were the walking dead, usually surrounded by other zombies. Then we started to get better, one day at a time. The first time we asked to do the Steps with someone else, chose a home group, did service at a meeting, or told our stories in front of a group, we picked up little pieces of ourselves in the process and were restored to sanity. It was awesome.
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