Here instead of acting out
By R_Matt
8/22/2013 12:07:27 AM
Life is challenging without my drug; Lust. I was almost overcome by it yesterday. went to an SA meeting, Prayed, told my wife I was struggling and found strength. hope to learn to see more in people rather than physical appearance. Hope to stop using women as a drug. Powers of Heaven are the only thing stronger than this aching compulsion...


"You are welcome when you struggle. You are welcome when you don't. You took some great steps in your struggle.

Some more include stretching every muscle and joint, going for a walk, getting some water, eating something healthy, taking a nap, calling a sponsor, reading a good book, taking a short walk, learning to meditate, etc.

Keep up the good work. Make new habits when the feelings of opposition and stress arrive."
posted at 21:07:33 on August 22, 2013 by BeClean
"Amen brother. Amen. Nice work reaching out - addiction thrives in secrecy and dies in the open. I am also focusing on seeing women as people and not objects or body parts. I've been doing it so long it almost seems impossible to change it but I've seen improvement. Good luck to the both of us and let's keep moving forward."
posted at 21:18:57 on August 22, 2013 by recovery.gdo
R Matt    

Seriously, this is huge! Way to go.

Now....remember: Good, Better, Best.

Being here is very, very good.

Work your 12 steps and you'll get better and better and someday the best will come. Instead of being here you'll be out serving and preaching and lifting up the broken and the weak. That is the road you are on and don't forget it.

Well done."
posted at 22:13:00 on August 22, 2013 by Maddy

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"Man has a dual nature; one, related to the earthly or animal life; the other, akin to the divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within what we designate the animal world, satisfied with what the animal world will give him, yielding without effort to the whim of his appetites and passions and slipping farther and farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether, through self-mastery, he rises toward intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments depends upon the kind of choice he makes every day, nay, every hour of his life"

— David O. McKay