Loving Myself Is A Balancing Act

25 July 2016 Written by 

“I choose to move toward a more humble way of knowing who I am with my shortcomings, not seeking perfection, rather yearning to love more fully.” ~ thoughts from a sponsee

It’s a balancing act between taking a fearless moral inventory and yet not becoming mired down by my own character defects. It can be distressing when I take that deep look at myself and see all the ways I come up short. So why do it?

The other half of this process asks me to find my true authentic self, the one that was there from the very beginning, birthed from Love itself. Who was that person? Who am I apart from the scars and wounds of life? Who was I created to be in the first place? This process calls to me to discover the answer to these questions.

Part of the process of life is the rediscovery of that original being that I was created to be – in all the original beauty without the blemishes. Can I imagine such a person? Can I imagine myself without my character flaws? Can I embrace and lean forward into the being that I will become?

My intention is to learn to love more fully. I need to acknowledge my weaknesses, but not live there.

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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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