Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

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 In Response To Dee's "Just Wondering"

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PostSubject: In Response To Dee's "Just Wondering"   Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:43 am

For those of us who joined this remarkable website
and not yet contributed any comment or "post" to the
variety of topics offered, I would care to offer a few
random reflections.

For each of us, life has innumerable reasons which,
on occasion, can bypass our ability to check in with
our brethen in similar states of disarray.
By that I mean, our dependency issues, coping
mechanisms, having been shafted (abused) by
unsavory clinics, or what have you.

This is not meant to drag out the Excuse Factory.
As Susan Forward, a psychologist (who had a radio
call-in program years ago) would reply, when a person
with a particular life-issue problem would say, " I can't",
Susan simply stated: "Babies can't. Adults do".

Yet, we're all familiar with a litany of realistic reasons
that might be viable and the comprehension of the
All living lives, we have obligations and responsibilites
that might take us away from what we want to trade-off
for being a daily posting member. Or even an intermittent
posting member.

Daily domestic chores, employment, interaction with
spouses, friends, children or relatives.
Stewardship of domestic pets, returning calls left on our
Voice Mails, outgoing phone calls to arrange appointments
for medical reasons, seeking referrals for other than
our addictions, outreach to help people we know of in need:
all of us on-the-run in the furious pace of life in the Millenia.

Yet it is in giving that we receive. Thus, we must
attempt to learn to stagger our time. "The moment
at hand is the only thing we really own", John Denver
would say.

We also have to remember to relax and take
pleasure in what we find works for us to accomplish
this. Be it our love of literature, music, sports, the
media industry, meditation / contemplation --
our human element of curiousity for all things non-negative.

In saying this, relate it back to making a psychic note to
yourself that, yes, if you joined this website, you can
make a concious effort to set aside even a half hour to
speak your mind here.

Look at the menu provided on any topic of interest that
you might've left "hanging fire" and have at it.
It might surprise you to get a load off your heart that you
hand't even realized may have set you off-kilter for a day
or two.

Yes, "some days are diamond, some are stone"
(again, quoting John Denver). Mood swings,
hormonal imbalances, even barometric pressure
can affect the way we feel.

But put in perspective, that by having joined as a
member of MAT, you can find an outlet for relief
by an inclination of maybe even feeling alone.

Make the world a warmer place by being a
link in the the "joining" you were inspired to do
in the first place. It can and will bring you rewards.

By acquiring knowledge, by chatting with others,
by learning to release yourself and cast off pent
up or buried scars. All this and more.

We are all in this together. We are one and
the same, anyway, we are more than we seem.

The depth of courage and faith in oneself, even if
not totally computer literate is immaterial.
It's in the doing, such as telling your story and
visiting this website that will create a zeal in
your character to do so.
And in doing so, this enthusiam will accelerate.

In all honesty, I myself at first felt awkward
and a bit unsure of how to proceed with longing
to be part of donating intimate details of personal
experiences such as with disreputable MMT clinics
(in this instance, CRC owned and operated).

But I urge you to have courage and trust your spirit
to 'have at it' and speak your mind.
And to keep in mind that humor is also an integral
part of it all as well.

An anonymous quote says it so explicitly:

" Give me a sense of humor,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some pleasure out of life
And pass it on to other folk."

I expect all that I have written here is an escalation
that leads to another ancient Chinese proverb:
"Enough is too much, and too much is plenty."

Thanks for listening. Encourage yourself and others
that are members of this "labor of love" that
Deborah Shrira, Dean Voreen and Dee Black created.

Yours In Human Kin,

Colette Bembenek

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PostSubject: Re: In Response To Dee's "Just Wondering"   Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:45 am

Nice 'ode' to not responding or participating..
You left out, "Some have just so damned many bookmarks it gets lost" Wink
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