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Boundaries

 

To me taken action working the steps is setting boundaries in my new life

 

Boundaries were something that I needed in the beginning of my recovery

 

Because I thought that I was God almighty himself  

 

I had not a clue as to what I was getting into joining AA

 

I heard that it was a bunch of holy rollers and they just preached

 

To you about all the things that you did to other people places and things

 

Well I was not very open minded to the changes I needed to make or

 

The boundaries that my sponsor told me I had to set for myself for my own good

 

Well I have learned that boundaries are good things to use in changing your life

 

They keep you on guard against the old self that is just behind the door

 

Waiting to take over my life again with all the character defects still intact

 

I have learned that others have a right to their opinions just as I have

 

And if I do not agree with them today its OK to have that difference

 

But the old self would have argued with you till I was blue in the face

 

Your opinions were always wrong it they did not agree with mine

 

When we have the boundaries to overcome our emotions and let others have their say

 

Nothing is harmed we just differ in that opinion neither is right or wrong just different

 

We all have different standards and some times there can be a conflict between us

 

Boundaries set the stage for what is acceptable or not acceptable to us

 

It’s Ok if the other person’s boundaries are different than what we expect from them

 

God is my higher power and I know many who do not believe in God’s power

 

I used the group of drunks as my higher power at first because I did not want yours

 

AA teaches us to set the boundaries for us not the other person in our life

 

They can do well on their own without our meddling into their affairs

 

God knows I have all I can do to stay sober and take care of myself

 

May you find your HP as I have found God?

 

 

 

 

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