Getting Sucked Into Chaos

31 August 2016 Written by 

You don't have to buy a ticket to every circus in town. Seen today on my Facebook newsfeed: “I think the older I get the more I want to be just a willing observer instead of an agitated participant in most situations – especially when they are not my issues or situation.”

When chaos is erupting, I can stop and ask myself these questions: Does this situation really involve me? If the situation doesn’t really involve me, what is my motivation for getting involved?

Every time I feel myself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, I can repeat these words: Not my circus, not my monkeys. It’s up to me not to let other people suck me into their chaos. I must remember that when I am disturbed, there is something disturbing in me! The goal is to remain undisturbed – to remain in my serenity.

I must stop and think before I react. At what price am I willing to give up my serenity?

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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