I am safe as long as I do not take the first compulsive bite. Abstinence is my security. If I break my abstinence, I lose my protection against the confusion, remorse, and pain of overeating. ~ L., Elisabeth. Food for Thought: Daily Meditations for Overeaters (Hazelden Meditations Book 1) . Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
That first compulsive bite…
Abstinence really is my security.
I know it not just in my head
but all the way through!
I spent plenty of years, both before
finding OA and during 149 months
after getting here rooting for the truth
that abstinence is my recovery as well
as that abstinence is the most important
thing in my life without exception.
I’m finally there, though,
reading and listening to Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.,
whose doctorate is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
and today I heard her explain how it finally works
that abstinence is the most important
thing in my life without exception!