28-04: Something to See…

Something to See…

Quote
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~Marcel Proust~

Meditation
Personal growth and change of circumstance become possible only through seeing things differently.  Not looking at how they may appear in the moment, but in seeing how they can or will be while looking beyond the surface, to the potential that lies within.

Thought for the day
Until I get to the point where I can see life through a new pair of glasses am I willing to confide in others like my sponsor, my pastor or spiritual director to help me “figure it out” so I can live in hope and faith and not in misery and pain.

Scriptures
Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.  What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical];  and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. ~John 3:3,6

Wherefore henceforth know no man after the flesh…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. ~2 Corinthians 5:16,17~

And the disciples came and said to Him, “why do you speak to them in parables?”  Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.  For whosoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have abundance;  but whosoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.  Therefore I speak to them in parables;  because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.  But blessed are your eyes, because they see;  and your ears, because they hear.”
~Matthew 13:10-13,16 (NASB)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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