Stepping away from your ego is probably the toughest part of recovery, because it says you aren't who you pretended to be for a very long time...
When seeking recovery, we need to know where different parts of ourselves go. Immodesty, ego, selfishness, arrogance, and control each have to find a new home, which leaves room for us to find humility and grow in our recovery. Stepping away from your ego is probably the toughest part of recovery, because it says you aren't who you pretended to be for a very long time.
Ego is about pride, and when your ego is in the way, you'll only wear certain clothes; you'll only be seen with certain people; you'll only act in certain ways. You're afraid to act in a healthy way, choosing instead to act as others do, even when harmful to you.
Letting go of your ego is another way of practicing acceptance, both of yourself and others. And when you are accepting of others and yourself in new ways, you open the door to a healthier recovery.
When our ego is in the front of the line, we often fail to realize that we hide the real person from others. When we convince ourselves that we are someone we really aren't, we cease to be who we really are. You see, we all start out caring about others and being honest. As we grow in life and in our addiction, we lose sight of who we are. We begin to hide behind some alter ego, often marking ourselves with tattoos, piercings, and other body modifications. We do things we know are harmful, and because of our ego, we won't back away from them.
For many, it takes a crash and burn before they can see themselves with sufficient clarity to find a 12 Step program and accept humility in their actions. For others, it may never come.
If you're ready to find recovery, it's time to let go. Let go of your ego, let go of your pride, and let your higher power take over. Isn't it time to be humble?
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