Today let’s talk about denial.
Has it ever seemed like you had blinders on about your world?
I did for a number of years. If I was in denial about my behavior, I actually couldn’t see what I had done, although my actions were obvious to everyone around me. Denial seemed to have a magical ability to make things disappear. Sad to say, the magic was only in my mind. One of the greatest gifts I have been given has been good friends who would take the risk of being honest about what they saw going on with me, such as the friend who first confronted me about my anger. When I finally got over being defensive and began to listen to what my friends were saying, it gave me a mirror to my behavior that allowed me to change things, and has led to an enormous sense of freedom.
Have you ever experienced not seeing your world clearly?
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Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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