Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
If you want to be found, stand where the seeker seeks.
— Sidney Lanier
When does a good program turn into a bad program? When it becomes a hiding place. As adult children, we are good – no, ingenious – at finding hiding places.
Sometimes we hide behind our work by staying super busy. We hide in prayer itself – behind sweet-sounding words. We can choose to always be tired so we can hide in sleep. We can hide behind any of the “helper” roles by fixing others so we never have to fix ourselves. We can even make our program a hiding place by going through the motions, saying all the right things, but never really encountering ourselves.
If we want to be found, we have to come out where somebody can find us.
I will identify my hiding places and make conscious decisions about choosing them or not.
You are reading from the book:
Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty. © 1987, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation