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Post Info TOPIC: 7/18/23 ODAT – ‘Yes, but…

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7/18/23 ODAT – ‘Yes, but…

...this phrase might be heard in ALanon in response to a principle, slogan, or spiritual solution. Behind it is often a belief that our particular situation is different, not so simple. It couldn't possibly be eased, or certainly not solved by something so simple as a slogan or concept. 

Reminder - If I'm tempted to Yes but, I will pause and listen instead. If I want changes in my life, I will try out the Alanon suggestion. 

"I will not resist the impact of a new idea. It may be just the one I've needed without being aware of it. I will make my mind more flexible and receptive to new points of view." -Unattributed
I can tell when I am walking back my Step 3, it's when I find myself making exceptions for my situation and why I can bypass the suggestions of the Program...Yes it says that, but this is different because...

Possibly, but most likely it's not. I'm here because I tried my way, thinking, and solutions and I admitted that they didn't work. I came to believe that something greater could orient me toward sanity. I need to let it...

Grateful for the reminders  




"...when we try to control others, we lose the ability to manage our own lives."  - Paths to Recovery 

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Enigmatic, thank you for your service, reading and ESH today.

Yes, but .... and the what ifs only lead more toward the chaos and insanity for sure!!  smile

-- Edited by DM2021 on Tuesday 18th of July 2023 08:04:10 PM


"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


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