Saturday, March 22, 2008

Letter to a Friend December 2007

*posted here with permission of my friend

I remember feeling that I couldn't imagine not gambling...i do...i didn't think it was possible that i could stop AND...if i WERE able to stop...surely I would be miserable.

If i didn't gamble, i would be DEPRIVING myself of something that I FAVORITE activity....i didn't WANT to stop!!!!

well...we sort of have to 'deprive' ourselves for a while...just until we get sane...once we can clearly see....once we no longer CRAVE it (and it does happen)...


we have to start changing our thinking.

i see people who have years and years clean-time in g.a. who slip..or still yearn for it.

i don't want to live that way...and so much of how we feel is all because of how we THINK.

I am FREE.

I was a SLAVE.

I had a lover...more demanding than I would ever allow a man to be....this lover demanded everything of me...all of my time..all of my wouldn't let me have other wouldn't allow me to THINK of anyone but 'it'... I had to put 'it' before my own best interests.

I would never ever ever have allowed a human being to do that to me.

I was an unwilling, unKNOWing slave.


now I know.

now i see.

and I won't take it any more.

You deserve your life.
You do.
Even if you THINK you don' DO.

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