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I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 16 Feb 2009 11:00 #3047

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I think he means that although he doesn't have time to say anything more, he just wants to check in and tell us that he is still doing ok in regards to this addiction. When he has time he prefers to make much more lengthy posts (right boruch?). Correct me if anything I wrote here is incorrect.
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 17 Feb 2009 18:48 #3072

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guardureyes wrote on 15 Feb 2009 21:46:


Please forgive our appearance during this sobriety upgrade...


What do you mean by that?


What I mean is that since I am spending 6 hours a week on 12 step meetings (2 1hr meetings a week, each an hour travel time away, for a total of 2 hrs travel per meeting makes a lot of time I am not posting on this forum) my posts here have been reduced to copying and pasting previous placeholders in the hope that at some point I'll have some time to post something of value... sort of like a public building under scaffolding during reconstruction... if you get my gist... but it's not important if you don't...
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 17 Feb 2009 18:50 #3073

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Ano Nymous wrote on 16 Feb 2009 11:00:

I think he means that although he doesn't have time to say anything more, he just wants to check in and tell us that he is still doing ok in regards to this addiction. When he has time he prefers to make much more lengthy posts (right boruch?). Correct me if anything I wrote here is incorrect.


Yes, Ano, and I suspect that Guard understood that but was intrigued by the "please excuse our appearance" comment... which for what it's worth (not very important) I explained above...
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 17 Feb 2009 18:58 #3074

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Day 29, with the program and B"H posting... we are B'Ezras Hashem closing in on the sheloshim... sheloshim shel eved... sheloshim shel eved Hashem...

Will BE"H go for a post in my 12 step WOH thread and link here, if I can get to posting...

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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 25 Feb 2009 14:20 #3269

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Day 37, with the program and B"H posting...

Thank you all for a life-saving and life-giving forum. Thank you Guard for caring and being there for all of us...

More, BE"H later today...
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 02 Mar 2009 17:35 #3464

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Day 42, with the program and B"H posting...

Thank you all for a life-saving and life-giving forum. Thank you Guard for caring and being there for all of us...

Posted recently on ADHD and Addiction here, here and here.
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 05 Mar 2009 23:41 #3574

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This article reminds me of what happened to you, Boruch, 45 days ago in that moment of clarity.
www.theshmuz.com/Purim.html
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 06 Mar 2009 15:37 #3582

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guardureyes wrote on 05 Mar 2009 23:41:

This article reminds me of what happened to you, Boruch, 45 days ago in that moment of clarity.
www.theshmuz.com/Purim.html


This is the awesome responsibility of yesh koneh olomo besho'o achas (see R' Chaim Shmuelevitz's schmuess of that title)... if it can be done in sho'o achas don't take kamo shonim, it's so much easier and so much better to do it the decisive way...
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 07 Mar 2009 21:50 #3593

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Chart updated. 50 days - Level 5, coming up very soon!

7 weeks of Sefira, like the 7 days of Nidda (see Ohr Hachayim) before the Yidden were able to break free from Tumas Mitzrayim and be worthy of KABBALAS HATORAH!
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 09 Mar 2009 04:10 #3642

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guardureyes wrote on 07 Mar 2009 21:50:

Chart updated. 50 days - Level 5, coming up very soon!

7 weeks of Sefira, like the 7 days of Nidda (see Ohr Hachayim) before the Yidden were able to break free from Tumas Mitzrayim and be worthy of KABBALAS HATORAH!


Well Guard, I don't know if you noticed but remember Jack? His 50th day was Simchas Torah in Eretz Yisroel. Guess when mine will be Bezras Hashem Yisborach...

Hodar Kibluhu biymei Achashveirosh... my 50th day is March 10th= Purim...
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 09 Mar 2009 13:47 #3658

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That is absolutely incredible!

I keep seeing time and time again, that when a person is determined and serious in his Teshuvah, Hashem shows him special signs - to show him how proud he is of him.

Rabbosei, on this forum Amalek is finally getting what he deserves!
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 14 Mar 2009 20:09 #3766

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How was Kabbalas Hatorah?
Mazal Tov on reaching 50 days - Level 5. Chart Updated!
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 21 Mar 2009 22:42 #3936

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I updated the chart to day 61. Please confirm that this is correct.
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 24 Mar 2009 01:56 #4003

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guardureyes wrote on 21 Mar 2009 22:42:

I updated the chart to day 61. Please confirm that this is correct.


Today is day 63 beChasdei Hashem (62 full days).
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Re: I can rely only upon myself (Gem. Avodo Zoro 17a) -- boruch's journal 27 Mar 2009 03:56 #4175

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Today is day 66 beChasdei Hashem.

Got a 60 day SA chip (token) at the regular weekly meeting I went to this evening.

B'Ezras Hashem, ubli ayin hora, it is now less than shloshim yom kodem hachag

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