Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Promise of a New Day

We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us. —Thomas Merton—

Integrity is not given in everyone’s life. It is the result of self-discipline, inner trust, and a decision to be relentlessly honest in our response to all situations in our lives. We are quick to recognize this quality in others, and hope to acquire it ourselves. However, we cultivate risk-taking and cast off fears of rejection and derision if we’re to discover the serenity a fully integral life offers. Recognition of truth in others,

realization of the appropriateness of decisions or the aptness of choices is made easier when we’re certain of the truth of our own lives. The inner turmoil dissipates and we are quiet within when we choose to live lives full of truth. And in the quiet we discern all truths. How much softer the edges of experience when we’re guided by truth. How much easier every decision, every choice, when we’ve committed ourselves to a course of total honesty. My level of peace is my responsibility. I will find just as much as I need.