Sunday, January 15, 2012

To Be Sober, Be Ordinary.

Very simple statement, I know.  But here's the gist.  If you want to get and remain sober, seeing yourself as ordinary is important.

Let me repeat that.  You are quite ordinary.

That doesn't mean you don't have all the comforts of being uniquely you, but it does mean that the likelihood that you're exceptional in some capacity to produce, is very low indeed.  I'm sorry.  Now get over it, and get to work with what you care about, instead of trying to please everyone with your absolute exceptionalism.

The point is that letting go of alcohol is also letting go of how important you think you are.  That's difficult.

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