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Frumstepper

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It's too easy to go to meetings, hear other people's stories, and say that mine is so different. I like this idea of looking for the similarities, rather than the differences. It proves to me that I'm in the right place.
Do I do it because I need or want a pat on the back? Or do I do it because it's the right thing to do? Would I be willing to do it if I could tell absolutely no one about it? Would it be enough for me to know that I simply did the right thing?
Replacing Fear With Faith
Inside, I was like a soft-boiled egg, hiding under a hard shell. And what was all that bluster and bravado? It was this fear that someone might try to crack that shell, and all the goo would trickle out, exposing me to the world.
I hope to be able to keep G-d close to me. But how should I do this? How can I remember to connect with Him daily with the same fervent devotion and connection? How do I "remember to remember"?
So I diverted from "expectations of others and self" to expectations of love and nurturance and acceptance from our HP. No matter, I'm still in the club. Are you?
Each of us has our own "handicaps," those things that prevent us from freely "swimming" through life. We are bound in so many ways, yet there is a part of us that wishes, that dreams to be free, and boundlessly cavort, without fear.
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