q98n8fsisfugj6bzq7hvj73k5huxrw
top of page

January 02 • Why is This Hard?

Day 177


I am very concerned about how difficult it has been to be honest in my recovery, especially when I continue to realize the benefits of telling the truth.


That sounds simply ridiculous. Who would choose to be deceitful? I never thought of myself as a liar, but that is what I've done most of my life. It was only when the lies got big because I was covering up my acting-out that I began thinking about how often I lied. Little things, like why I would be late getting home, or denying that something was bothering me when I was angry and dying inside.


Recovery has taught me a new phrase: undefended honesty. I hear the similar words "rigorous honesty" in the program readings, and I know I must get there. I still hold things back, including details of some of my behaviors (in fear that it will be that proverbial last straw) and emotional reactions to everyday moments. I want so badly to clear the decks and never lie again.


I can't believe this is such a difficult step.


JR

 

Comentarios


bottom of page