The daily reading from “24 Hours a Day” (recovery devotional) says this today:
“This program requires personal honesty. To be honest is often difficult. But it is essential if we are to overcome habits of thought that lead back to turmoil. No one forces us to be honest. It is left to us entirely… only the person who evades the challenge endures the consequences.”
Honesty is so crucial. Hiding our behavior and hiding the turbulent thoughts we are having only leads us deeper into denial and back into our old life. The more detailed we can be in describing our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, the more freedom we will find. Sharing in detail with others who understand addiction leads us to experience acceptance from the others in areas where we most fear rejection. Experiencing acceptance breaks the power of lies we believe about ourselves and God.