Letting Go

Letting Go, by guest blogger David Saffold

The following is my sixth entry in a series about the 12-step spiritual program of recovery.

Step 6 is found in Chapter 6 (Into Action), first paragraph on page 76 of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.  “We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable.  Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?  Can God now take them all – every one?  If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.”

Let Yourself Go, by Laurette Yund, BSN, MHS

Let Yourself Go, by Laurette Yund, BSN, MHS

“God does not ask anything of else of you except that you let yourself go and let God be God in you.”
                 - Meister Eckhart

It’s Okay to Ask for Help, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

It’s Okay to Ask for Help, by Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT

The other day I was visiting at a friend’s house with several mutual friends.  The cars piled up in her driveway and on the street.  I decided I would brave it and park in a challenging spot next to her carport.  It was one of those situations where I could get in but questioned myself on getting out.

During my visit, I mapped out in my head the 20- to 30-point turn I was going to have to make to get out of that spot.  It literally was not going to require that but when I am in my head worrying about something, it usually gets exaggerated.  My worry took over.