For most of our lives we relied solely on ourselves. When a problem arose, we took care of it or denied it. Looking to other people for help or even suggestions meant we were inadequate. We had invested far too much in trying to make ourselves look good; thus we couldn’t let a problem derail our image. ~ Casey, Karen. A Life of My Own: Meditations on Hope and Acceptance (Hazelden Meditations Book 1) . Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Were you self-reliant?
Did you believe you needed
to take responsibility for
the whole world, your corner directly,
and the rest of the universe
as a consultant, your opinions
disseminated to the atmosphere
to inform the proper recipients?
Have you become willing to admit
on your own you cannot manage yourself?
Are you ready to discard the image
and live in your own realm
without needing to control it all?
Have your responses changed?