I’m not sure whether or not I believe this, but if it’s true, it has the potential to be an excellent tool for getting rid of some irksome and repetitive issues in one’s life.
Feel uncomfortable sober in social gatherings? Figure out the lesson and your discomfort will subside!
Find yourself longing for wine? Discover why and end the obsession!
Really? And if so, how do you learn what you need to know? By putting yourself in the uncomfortable situation over and over again until you get it? By facing whatever fears you have around it?
I used to have a reoccurring problem with a certain type of person who would show up in my life and cause me quite a lot of angst. This person was always an older, somewhat overbearing woman. One example was my mother-in-law and another one was a co-worker. Both were intimidating to me and I was forever trying to avoid conflict with them. Pleasing them at all costs. Until one day my mother-in-law yelled at me. In front of my daughter. And I yelled back. That caused quite a stir. Not long afterwards, I found myself standing up to the woman at work too. This also did not go over well. ☺️ But neither tries to push me around anymore. And this domineering female figure hasn’t showed up again in my life since.
Is this the sort of thing Pema is talking about? Can we use this lesson to help create a happy sober life?
Maybe Anne will have the answer. 😉
Happy Sober Monday,