Monday, 6 May 2013

Teenagers and grown-ups

When I was a teenager, I was interested above all in two things. What I felt and who I was.

In AA, I have been taught to concentrate on what I am doing and what I am thinking, and to ensure that these are directed along sound lines.

If I concern myself with my action and my thinking, what I feel and who I am take care of themselves.

To quote Chuck C.

'I think losing yourself in life guarantees finding yourself in God. Guarantees it, because all you've got to do is to get rid of the roadblocks. You lose yourself in life and find yourself in God. And so I wouldn't, if I were you, spend another five seconds trying to find self-worth or anything else. To find yourself, yes. To realise that whatever it is you're looking for is right here inside you—what you're looking for you're looking with; what you came here to get came with you. Everything you've ever wanted to know you've always known, and everything you've wanted to be you've always been, but it's covered up. It's covered up, so we uncover and discover. Forget about you—to hell with you. Maybe you've got a little better break on that than I have. Maybe you have, and maybe you haven't. Let the chips fall where they may. The beautiful thing about this deal is not to get serious about yourself, to make the whole deal a game. A play of life upon itself. And to have fun at it.' (NPOG 126:1)

1 comment:

kesavan chakravarthy said...

Thank You For Sharing!!!