Post Tagged with: "Co-dependency"

Detaching with love seems like an oxymoron to some. . .

When I first heard the suggestion to detach from another person, I interpreted it to mean to sever all ties, all communication.  Considering it was a relationship partner I was supposed to detach from, I found the suggestion out of the question.  What I had failed to understand at that […]

Not being overly attached to others is a sign of growth. . .

Detachment is taking responsibility for our own life. Not blaming others for anything that has happened to us in this life is the mark of spiritual maturity. It’s also a goal that most of us have to spend years striving to attain. It’s not unusual to want to make others […]

We always hear what we need to hear if. . .

I am so often struck by the timeliness of the messages “I receive” at meetings.  My sponsor has said many times that when I am ready, I will hear the message, or the explicit direction from God,  that I have been prepared for.  I used to doubt her, but not […]

Choosing simple principles to live by suggests wisdom . . .

I am a proponent of simple principles as my guideposts for living.  One that greatly resonates with me is live and let live.  The wish to control other people can be so strong and seductive. I have fought the urge to try to control others much of my life.  I […]

Are you letting the moods of others control you?

It’s far too easy to get pulled off course, I think.  The myriad moods of the many people we encounter on a daily basis, if allowed to control how we feel in the moment, will keep us unsettled and unfulfilled for most of the day.  It’s no fun to live […]

Change of any kind requires commitment coupled with practice. . .

Are you currently trying to make any kind of change in your life?  Perhaps you are trying to commit to an exercise program or take time for daily prayer and meditation.  Maybe making a life style choice about eating healthier foods is at the top of your list of desired […]

Detachment is stepping back. . .

Detachment is stepping back from an experience in order to allow room for God to do his part. I seldom remember, without some prodding that I initially resist, that God is a factor in every person’s experience.  My ego’s first inclination is to think I am a necessary fac- tor.  […]