Today let’s talk about courage.
When I started dealing with the effects of growing up in an alcoholic family, I was so bound up in the fear and terror of what I had lived through as a child, that those emotions were all I could see for a long time.
Yet I later started seeing how much courage it took for me to confront those issues. If I face the monsters in the closet, I am doing a very courageous thing, although it may not feel like it at the time. To ask for help, to seek the counsel of professionals, to walk into support groups where they are talking about facing those old pains – those were all very courageous steps. I may feel like a scared little child when I step onto the road of recovery, but it takes a lot of courage to face the pain of the past.
Have you been able to honor the courage of your journey?
“Take Courage” – by paul-simpson.org @ flickr.com. Creative Commons – Some rights reserved
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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