Peel away the onion skin. The process of recovery is to shed defenses, fears and resentments. We begin positive change when we get to the core of who we really are, beneath the layers of fear. This takes courage because it can feel risky to peel away the onion skins and to look at our core. But once we do, then we can take the steps to free ourselves from the sickness and baggage that comprise those onion skins. But the reward is great because once we shed those fears and resentments, we will find liberation. We will see that our core freed from defenses is a being that can feel without the need to escape through drugs or acting out.
Today I will be honest with myself and take a chance at substituting fear with love. I will honestly examine what is holding me back from feeling true feelings. I will open up and share something about myself at a recovery meeting, with a therapist, Sponsor, or friend.