How I relate to my inner self-influences my relationships with all others. My satisfaction with myself and my satisfaction with other people are directly proportional. —Sue Atchley Ebaugh—
Hateful attitudes toward others, resistance to someone’s suggestions, jealousy over another woman’s attractiveness or particular abilities are equally strong indications of the health of our spiritual programs.
Our security rests with God. When that relationship is nurtured, the rewards will be many and satisfactions great. Our inner selves may need pampering and praise. They have suffered the abuse of neglect for many years, no doubt. In many instances we have chided ourselves, perhaps shamed ourselves. Learning to love our inner selves,
recognizing the value inherent in our very existence, takes effort, commitment, and patience–assets we may only just now be developing in this recovery program.
Our inner selves are the home of our Spirit wherein our attachment to all strength, all courage, all self-esteem, and all serenity resides. Our Spirit is one with our higher power. We must acknowledge the presence and utilize the comforts offered. My relationships with others are as healthy and fulfilling as my communication with God.