Knowing that we are perfect as we are is knowledge that accompanies recovery. How much easier life is, how much more can be gained from each moment, when we meet each experience in the comfort of our real selves. ~ Casey, Karen. Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women. Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
The childhood song still rings true
for so many of us in recovery:
Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
I think I’ll go eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones
Eensie weensy squeensy ones
See how they wiggle and squirm!
Maybe we even read, eventually,
the book I’m OK – You’re OK
and perhaps we even kind of believed it!
But dare we go further…to the extreme
that we’re perfect because God made us so?
Can you believe that God made you?
That God is perfect and won’t make junk?
Can you accept that whatever you think of yourself,
or whatever others think of you – You are NOT junk?
God, I believe. Help Thou my unbelief!