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#4312 - 09/06/02 04:00 PM Just a Qoute I found
Don-NY Offline
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"...and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-- Anais Nin

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If you understand everything, some things are just as they are. If you understand nothing, things are still just as they are.

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#4313 - 09/06/02 05:14 PM Re: Just a Qoute I found
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Man, that's good. I gotta do the blossom risk thing bigtime at work. I'm so awestruck, even envious, of where so many of the guys here are with their memories and links you make with past and present. I only get encouraged when I come here.


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#4314 - 09/07/02 08:07 PM Re: Just a Qoute I found
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Whew….

Yes, Don – powerful quote! Thank you.

Some thoughts – for me it is about the essence of trusting in healing – it is about the moment of the unfolding of our true selves – each moment of recovery is the unfolding – we are meant to become a blossom.

It describes the moment of release – where the daily pain from tightly hanging on becomes greater than the fear of change – a fear created by the lie that we are defective.

It describes the moment of yielding to the Truth: The pain I face from change is always less than the sum of the pain from daily denial.

And the bud lets go - allowing change to unfold – becoming more of its intended result –

QUESTION. Do I have faith that the next time this moment happens for me that the change will once again result in more unfolding?

In my heart, not often - I am still a small child there, holding tightly to its protected budness, afraid to grow up.

In my mind, more often – I have a trust that each time I reach this moment of truth, I will become more of who I am meant to be.

Therein lies my trust in healing; yielding yet another truth:
Truth: I am meant to become a blossom - releasing my unique self, my color and fragrance – in each moment of unfolding, taking my intended place in the garden of life.
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"...and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-- Anais Nin

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"..this place isn't a discussion forum..it's a portal..." Lupin
"The truth will set you free, but first it will probably piss you off." dwf's AA sponsor.

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#4315 - 09/08/02 09:29 PM Re: Just a Qoute I found
ARW Offline
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Registered: 08/29/02
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Loc: LA
Great quote, Don! Missed all you guys. Been on the road for a week. Was a relief to find you here again.

peace to all.

Al

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In every cry of every man,
In every Infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear.
-William Blake

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#4316 - 09/29/02 04:40 AM Re: Just a Qoute I found
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I'm bringing this back up because I like it, and it's important, and it also says something about the retreat.

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