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Saturday, June 13, 2015

In another forum AJDOVER challenged my conclusion that Let Go, Let God was a most important Al-Anon slogan. She said the importance of each slogan depended upon the circumstances. She also said that to her this slogan was a call for one to pause and examine his or her motives, or agenda, before acting. That is just the type of response I want from you all. A statement of how you view these slogans. I wanted, to know how others view the meaning of these slogans.
I give several meanings to Let Go Let God and hers was among them. I feel that examination of my agenda falls equally to the "Think" slogan. We all need to first Let go of a need for immediate action then pause for thought and let God work on both ourselves and the other party.
I feel that letting go and letting God is almost always a prerequisite for acting on the other slogans; we need to let go of our fears for the future and take it one day at a time, we need to let go of stress and take it easy, we need to let go of perfection and keep it simple, we need to let go of the urge to talk -or think of our problems- and listen and learn, we need to let go of the idea of changing others and let others live their lives. So that's why I feel that, to me, Let Go Let God is the most important slogan.
Above all, particualarly when it seems we're facing a brick wall of resistance, we must let go and reevaluate our own interpretation of things, and ponder if relieving the stress of conflict can allow time, nature, our higher power, or God as we see it, work its magic.
How do you view these slogans?
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  • STARTING-ANEW
    As children bring their broken toys for us to mend
    I brought my broken dreams to God, because He was my friend
    Instead of leaving Him in peace, so He could work alone
    I hung around and tried to help in ways that were my own
    Finally, I snatched them back and said "God, how can you be so slow"?
    "MY child" He said, "What could I do...you never did let go!"

    I remember this poem from a retreat I attended...
    2084 days ago
  • OLDEROWL
    MARINGAL Thank you for your comment. I'm changing the last sentence of my blog to include those who don't believe in a God, but can see that sometimes when it seems we're up against a brick wall of resistance, letting go of our own interpretation of the situation can pave the way for things to work out simply by the removal of the stress. John, aka OlderOwl
    P.S. Please join my group, Building,Improving Human Relationships. I need someone with a slightly different viewpoint than mine and I could particularly use a co-leader with a feminine viewpoint to attract more interest in my group. As coleader, a visit to the page and an input at least twice a month would be all that I expect of you. emoticon
    2084 days ago
  • COOP9002
    thanks for sharing.
    2085 days ago
  • MARINGAL
    Do you assume that all people believe in a God?
    2085 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I agree with you. Thanks for sharing this. Lots to think about.
    2085 days ago
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