Nothing on earth can stop the man with the right mental attitude. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
As recovering sex and porn addicts, we learn, over time, through working the steps, talking with therapists and sponsors, and listening in 12-step meetings, that when we are doubtful or agitated or depressed or anxious, we simply need to pause and ask our Higher Power to supply us with the right thought or action. Usually, that ‘next right step’ will come to us within a few short moments; often, we ‘hear’ it as if our therapist or sponsor were speaking to us telepathically. If that doesn’t occur, we can simply telephone those folks to ask for their advice. We do this because we know that when we try to run the show based on self-will and our own ideas with no outside input, disaster often ensues. We proved that over and over in our active addiction. So, in recovery, when we are unsure or agitated, we ask for and accept outside help.
Task for Today
When you feel a strong emotion, pause and think before you act.