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#5170 - 09/12/02 12:06 AM things can get better
ARW Offline
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Registered: 08/29/02
Posts: 161
Loc: LA
finally got a job in my own darn country. First real one in seven years. The relief is overwhelming. Couldn't have done it without the therapy, the anti-d's, sobriety, having the courage to finally come out of my shell. Still so far to go. Miles. But I feel like a present, adult member of my family for the first time in my life. I look at myself in the mirror and am beginning to see a man and not a child. I never thought I would. I never even imagined what I looked like as an adult, what other people saw every day is nothing on what I saw, still see on the bad days. But today is a big move forward. SO, SO, SO glad to have you guys to share it with. My brothers in arms.

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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#5171 - 09/12/02 05:44 AM Re: things can get better
Roy Offline
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Registered: 08/02/02
Posts: 184
Loc: Los Angeles
Off the hook, dude!!! Congratulations! Thats great news, knowing what you've been going through lately. Maybe some of your good employment luck will rub off on me. Very happy for you man.

Roy


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#5172 - 09/12/02 01:25 PM Re: things can get better
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Registered: 05/18/01
Posts: 510
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Awesome news Al, I hope things continue to get better, wishing that the ups outwiegh the downs for a while!

John

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I asked him about this law he spoke of, he said,,, *watch* he then asked the others to share about their lives,,, the others talked of how things were for them, how things worked in their lives,,, and as they believed, it was so.

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#5173 - 09/12/02 08:33 PM Re: things can get better
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Registered: 07/24/02
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Congratulations, ARW!


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#5174 - 09/12/02 10:50 PM Re: things can get better
ARW Offline
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Registered: 08/29/02
Posts: 161
Loc: LA
Thanks guys. Appreciate the kind words. Had a WAY rocky moment today - I think it's the old psycho inner critic just reminding me of his presence. Saying, you'l fail. Bad Idea! etc.
Screw him, right? Fuckin' A.

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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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#5175 - 09/13/02 12:23 PM Re: things can get better
SoCalJohn Offline
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Registered: 05/18/01
Posts: 510
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Exactly!

That voice is not your friend,, and he is not you.

Your the one who is listening,, and you dont have to listen.

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I asked him about this law he spoke of, he said,,, *watch* he then asked the others to share about their lives,,, the others talked of how things were for them, how things worked in their lives,,, and as they believed, it was so.

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#5176 - 09/13/02 12:27 PM Re: things can get better
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
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FAIL ????

Why should that happen ? It's not part of the contract that we are BOUND to fail.
And anyway, what the hell do psycho inner critics know ?

Lloydy \:D

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
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