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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Running through the fire

To deviate from the autobiographical venue for a bit, I recently determined what my favorite animal is. No, it's not cute and fuzzy, nor will it wrap itself around it's prey and squeeze the bejaysus out of it. It is simply, the Zebra.

The cool striped patterns, (of which no two are alike) notwithstanding, the Zebra has some pretty nice attributes. As a herd animal, if another member of the herd is injured, the remainders will form a protective circle around them. Not too many humans would do that.

But the coolest thing is that in the wild, while others run from a wildfire, exhausting themselves and subsequently being burned alive, the Zebra inherently knows there is safety on the other side of the fire, and runs through the fire to get there. So if you're faced with your personal fire...face it and run through it...there's safety on the other side.

My new disclaimer...yeah I know.

Okay, the old disclaimer was tired. The ideas were outdated and keeping me stuck in a place I don't want to be now for something more refreshing.

I have recently changed my views regarding women. Seems I had some issues with the fairer sex due to past pain and self- centered fear. (Yes...duh applies.)

I'm done with that.

Being in recovery has helped me change my entire life, perceptions and attitudes. I cannot change my history but I can change my today and my future.

I recently realized that the women I know in recovery are some of the strongest, bravest, most gentle and kind teachers I have ever had. You exemplify integrity and spiritual growth, and I hope you know who you are.

Some may know of my past marital and relationship history and been a participant in them as well. It's past and that's where it the past.

I own my part in those failures but claim no more responsibility in any misery you may be experiencing. I am sorry, but it's time to get off the cross. We need the wood.

Thank you all...