Who Do You Want to Be?
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1492  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Image of the Day: Who Do You Want to Be?
Announcements: Motivational Mondays
Editor’s Note: Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace during a storm. --Anonymous
Announcements: GYE Crowdfunding Campaign Launched
Daily Dose of Dov: Saffron Rice Pilaf with Chateuneuf
 
 
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Image of the Day
 
Who Do You Want to Be?
 
Who Do You Want to Be?
Announcements
 
 
Motivational Mondays
 

Have you ever really wanted sobriety so badly

BUT

couldn’t seem to achieve recovery?

Maybe you’ve been going to meetings or you’ve hit rock bottom

AND WHAT YOU WANT today and what you want more than just about anything is

CHANGE!

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Editor’s Note
 
Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace during a storm. --Anonymous

We learn in our recovery that life has a way of recreating itself. This discovery is one we are taught not to fight. We remember how badly we hurt when things would pass away from us, whether it was a lost doll, a lost dog, or a lost dad. We closed ourselves off from the possibility that anything of value could come from the loss. Yet the doll was replaced, a cat came into our lives, and a father figure emerged.

The key to staying on our Program is to remember that life does recreate itself. There will be many moments when we find ourselves squarely in the middle of a passing away. We will be hurt and wonder how we can go on.

Not to worry, this too shall pass. This cold winter of a moment will break soon into a sunny spring of a future.

There can be no comings if there are no goings. Life can't be recreated if there is no passing away. I need to remember that sometimes it is darkest before daybreak.

Announcements
 
 
GYE Crowdfunding Campaign Launched
 
Daily Dose of Dov
 
Saffron Rice Pilaf with Chateuneuf
 
How can we give to G-d? G-d doesn't get anything when we do a mitzva.....
 
By GYE Corp.

Someone asked on the forum:

How can we give to G-d? G-d doesn't get anything when we do a mitzva.....

(See this link for an interesting take on this question)


Dov replies:

The entire issue seems a boondoggle to me. Just like figuring out exactly why and to precisely what I am addicted, bechirah and yediyah, bechirah and addiction, bechirah and a nice saffron rice pilaf with chateuneuf... Finally figuring these deep (and useless) things out is just something I am too stupid to do, I figure. If I were smart enough, though, would it matter?

I choose (that's bechirah, for you) to relegate these issues to the dustbin of my mind, where issues like "how refrigerators, my intestines, and women really work" are put to rest.

Scratching those itches may not help me, but responding to the things that have already kicked my butt hard (to get my attention) certainly will help me. Things like:

  • I am in a great deal of trouble, on my own, per my track record. (step 1)
  • I need G-d's assistance, as no human power seems to have helped me. (step 2)
  • When I actually follow (rather than study) some simple steps (3-12) I remain sober, get a clearer head, and the people around me are much happier.
  • I can't keep G-d's help while going it alone.
  • The guys who come to meetings and never get better are often the ones who talk incessantly about how they are "here to finally figure this thing out."
  • Oh, and the final one is that rice is much better with (a little) saffron and a nice white wine.

Luvya, bud.

Do you think you may have a porn addiction?
 

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email help@pornanonymous.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit pornanonymous.org (Hebrew: p-a.org.il / Yiddish: pa-yid.org).

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at dov@guardyoureyes.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit www.sa.org.

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