Sunday, November 29, 2009

Forget about ED once and for all...


I bet few of you have the same reaction I do when I see this subject line (blog title) in my email box.

If they only knew how long and how hard I tried to forget about Ed....  To just get rid of him.  To numb the racket of him out.  And I was really looking for a once and for all solution...

The best I've found to date to do this is the program of AA.

I think I know what people mean when they say in some of the meetings I attend that "AA is a selfish program."  I just really hate it when they say it.

My experience has been that selfishness is the basis for the despair that led me to seek a permanent solution.  There is no doubt today as much as there was no doubt 25 years ago that selfishness and self-centeredness was the root of my problems.

What I have as an antidote to that today is selfless giving and humility.

When I truly live in that space (happens occasionally), I get to forget about Ed for a while.

That is a solution for Ed today...

4 comments:

Mary Christine said...

That's very cute.

I hate to hear "it's a selfish program" too. ick.

Steve E said...

Hey you...what's-your-name, nice post. Somehow I forgot who I was long before I stopped drinking--but never forgot what I wanted. EVERYTHING! For King the baby--Steve

Syd said...

I hear that in Al-Anon but have heard that in AA the focus needs to be on others while in Al-Anon we strive to keep the focus on ourselves. I think that selfish behavior is contradictory to step 12.

Scott said...

lol that's clever Ed! It's good to get out of ourselves, um by whatever means I guess lol!