Substitute the word Alcohol with anything in our daily life. At some point we will be powerless over something, or many things that have nothing to do with drug or alcohol addiction. Powerless over greed, a rebelling child, cheating spouse, how our boss treats us, sweets, our appearance; the list could go on & on. We may be powerless over the actions of others, and how they treat us, but we do have power over ourselves. We do have control over how we react to their treatment of us, over our own thoughts, actions and choices!
Nobody ever wants to admit they are powerless over something, or more likely a someone. We all like to believe we are in absolute control of our lives, and in many ways we are. But sometimes our desires can become so out of control that we lose focus. When we have people in our lives we have to relinquish some control or the relationship will not work. We cannot control what other people think, feel or do. Sometimes it is difficult to see past how they treat us and realize it is an issue within them and NOT our problem.
Admitting our powerlessness is the first step in our freedom from the object we want to control having any power or us. Once we admit defeat we can begin to rebuild the building blocks of strength, independence and happiness regardless of the existence of the cheating spouse, terrible boss, rebelling child, money, not looking the way we want or chocolate still being in our lives. Our happiness, physical, mental and emotional health is no longer being held captive.
There is HOPE!