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Okay god, enough.

tcr! · Feb 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm

I can feel a hundred and one kinds of crazy …but how I act is what I’m held accountable for.

I learned that in recovery.

#lettherebehope

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lostsoul1481 · Feb 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

True. Ive learned as well i cant stop what i think abt but i can stop how long i think abt it

tcr! tcr! · Feb 5, 2019 at 7:44 am

Yep, no reason to revel in the torment!

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baphosam · Feb 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

I would drink to forget like any other stereotype only to learn that my thoughts would not stop nor would I feel better. In the end alcohol just does not work. It won’t do much more than make you stupid or cause you to black out and regret everyone’s actions.

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whoblowsthere · Feb 5, 2019 at 9:07 am

Yep. You can never ‘control’ your thoughts (perhaps in time but nope not now!). I can not control when I get triggered to be angry, or have an impulse to use. But, given enough pause, I CAN control the 2nd and 3rd thought.

That’s where god comes in for me - to give me that pause. The pause also turns the impulse into a conscience decision, which is where accountability comes in (for me).

Also, meditation has been HUGE for me. Again, it’s not about controlling thoughts, but rather teaches you to let them go. I use Headspace and they describe it as a lawn chair in the middle of a highway where the cars are your thoughts. You learn to just let them pass on by without grabbing on to them!

Anyway, best of luck!

tcr! tcr! · Feb 5, 2019 at 11:55 am

Pause, pray, proceed — gotta be my favorite slogan.

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jerry125725 · Feb 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Nice thought!

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Sister cats, side by side

tcr! · Feb 4, 2019 at 11:46 pm

Sister cats side by side

It’s a new year’s miracle!

#photos #cats

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A bunch of bills and checks to write

tcr! · Feb 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

Card catalog featuring Finland to Fossil

When I was newly sober, having a list of amends to make was like having a big pile of bills to pay. And I hate that feeling: a stack of checks to write and a list of people and places I owe. It’s just always on my mind, lingering in the back row like somebody murmuring behind you at the movies. When I stopped drinking my conscious woke up and I start hearing the voices of remorse.

And then there was that one time when I was in high school that I stole a whole bunch of books from the public library. It was way back when shoplifting was easy. Go in with a nearly empty backpack, load it up with Hobbit adventures, and walk out. Just be careful and it was really that easy. I didn’t feel any guilt at the time because for whatever reason in my head, the world owed me.

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Black and white cat nap

tcr! · Feb 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Black and white cat nap

#photos #cats #napsarespiritual

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Sunset for Feb 1st, 2019

tcr! · Feb 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Sunset for Feb 1st 2019

#photos #sunsets

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Restroom horse at Chamber Red

tcr! · Jan 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Restroom horse at Chamber Red

This crazy horse in the chinese bistro makes it kinda hard to use the facilities.

🎠 #photos #horses #publicrestroom

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Windchill of -53°F

tcr! · Jan 30, 2019 at 7:58 am

Windchill of -53F

🥶 #weather

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Irene · Jan 30, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Are we having fun yet?

tcr! tcr! · Jan 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm

No 😊

Irene · Jan 30, 2019 at 7:43 pm

I know. I hear you .. enough is enough

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Cookie by 1/29

tcr! · Jan 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Cookie by 1 29

They’ve forced my hand really… 🍪

#photos #cookies

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King Kong Cola

tcr! · Jan 28, 2019 at 2:29 pm

King Kong Cola

What the world needs now is a King Kong Cola →

🦍 #photos #soda #kingkong

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reiner_j · Jan 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Rocket Fizz?

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Coops · Jan 29, 2019 at 1:48 am

And love sweet love

tcr! tcr! · Jan 29, 2019 at 10:04 am

That too!

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This line clarified so much

tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm

love is attention by Donna Hicks

A few months back I subscribed to TIME magazine on a whim. It wasn’t because I’m a big fan. I don’t visit their website or follow them on any social media.

Regardless, I’ve enjoyed reading the issues. Overall TIME is a well balanced and fair publication with a good mix of current events, politics, technology, entertainment, etc.

This afternoon I was reading the article, The Internet Can Make Us Feel Awful. The author quoted the book, Dignity, by Donna Hicks:

love is attention

This is why I read magazines, why I read newspapers: spiritual insights. For someone who’s struggle with relationships as much as I have, struggled with what I’m supposed to do, this line clarified so much. So much.

#photos #writtenword #lovewins

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm

I should’ve attributed the “So much” bit to Sara. She tells me that most every time when she tells me that she loves me. ❤️

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