COPING WITH YOUR COMPULSIVE DISORDERS IS LIKE THE ART OF FLYING A KITE!
Yes, coping with disorders is like kite-flying. To gain more height for your kite, you may have to let go and let the wind carry the kite higher. But when the kite is losing momentum without any wind support, then you have to pull the string back to regain some control of the kite until it catches the next draught of wind.Similarly when one is drained off and become too obsessive with one’s craving, then it may be time to let go of the rigid control. This is part and parcel of being human. It takes many ups and downs before one can regain control of one’s emotions and one’s emotional well-being. When you are up, don’t be too relax because your emotional turmoil can surprise you and capsize your emotional equilibrium. On the other hand, if you are down with your oppressive disorders, don’t be too discouraged. Don’t abandon the fight and surrender to despair, hopelessness and helplessness. When one simply cannot cope with one’s disorders, that is the time that one should turn to the Higher Powers or God to take over the battle. That is what AA members are advised to do when they are at the end of their tethers. Just surrender yourself to God and his unconditional love and let Him fill the vacuum of your life to heal your craving and your disorders. As a human being, there is only so much that you can do. When fighting the powerful external forces of evil in this world coupled with the inner embedded disorders of your human condition, most human beings are simply not up to the par. The good Lord knows that you are simply too weak for He made you out of dust. He also knows that you cannot battle with the overwhelming forces and hope to win the war on your own merit. He knows that you need lots of spiritual help and strength from Him. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus, to teach a new gospel of love to the world- that God loves every single one of us unconditionally.
The basic ingredient for your physical composition is dust or humus. So just let go of your pride and self-trust. An important part of human wisdom to be able to recognize when to trust and depend on yourself and when to let go of your own self-confidence and put your trust in God. Just let this important awareness sink into your daily consciousness. That is why it is important to learn to trust the loving God and tap onto his infinite powers of healing love to do what you cannot do by yourself alone. Sometimes, your human condition is simply much more powerful than your will power and your logic. It is like flying a kite. To gain greater height of spirituality, one must let go of oneself and let God take over with his grace and his love. God’s grace and love are certainly and infinitely more powerful and effective than mere human powers in tackling and solving complex human problems and compulsive disorders in this broken world.
Food For Thought
God sends no one away except those who are full of themselves.There is a season for everything in life. There is a season for self-reliance and self-confidence and there is also a season for self-emptying and humility. If you are too full of yourself, the outpouring of the divine grace simply cannot flow into your soul. If you are too proud of yourself, there is simply no room for God in your life.
`God resisted the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.’ (1 Peter 5:5)
Submitted by David YKK