After determining what I reacted to and why I am disturbed, I need to take steps to make an amend (s) for my part of the disturbance. By doing so – by first talking with your sponsor about how to make these amends so as to not injure the parties involved or other people – I am able to clean up my side of the street. In my experience, I have found that by keeping the focus on myself — by not blaming anyone — and through cleaning up my side of the street, I am able to see what I am or have been doing to myself – to my own hurt.
By detaching myself from the situation, examining why I am disturbed, talking with my sponsor or a trusted friend and through making direct amends I am able to stop hurting myself and start working toward changing behaviors that clearly are not working for me. After completing these steps I am encouraged to use my gifts, talents, and abilities to be of service to my fellows. Through being of service, I am able to practice new behaviors to get out of myself.
For a more detailed explanation on how to work through issues as they crop up in our lives, please read my article Traumatic Brain Injury – What Empowers Me to Go and Make it a Good Day – On the Road to Healing – Empowerment by clicking on the title of the article.
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