Monday, December 01, 2003

Wanting and Willing

I haven't posted to any of my websites or blogs in quite a while.

I snipped this from one of the email lists I subscribe to because I thought it useful:


My sponsor sent me this meditation from Hazelton. I certainly relete
and thought I'd share it with the group.

Sometimes we get confused over the difference between willing and
wanting. We don't have to want, let alone enjoy, doing what needs to
be done. Not wanting to do something is altogether different from not
being willing to do it.
As one recovering woman said:
"Everything I ever let go of had claw marks all over it."

The bottom line is that she did let go no matter how badly she wanted to hang on:
she was willing.

Think of the people in the program we most admire, those whose
progress seems so speedy compared to ours. They may very well not
enjoy going out to meetings. They may find it uncomfortable to meet
with their sponsors or to say kind words when they really want to
complain. They may wish they didn't have to make amends to certain
people. but druthers aren't the point. The point is that they are
willing to do what it takes

I relate to the clawmarks! Have a good day.


This also came from the A Start to Recovery mailing list that is hosted on
and is primarily a sexual addiction self help group

More Later