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

The sky changes every minute…on the plains side of the divide most people have visions or go mad.
—Sandra Alcosser—

Our adaptability is a constant source of amazement. We can learn to live and even thrive in such radically differing settings as a high-rise apartment in New York City

and a sheepskin hut in Mongolia. We live in deserts, near swamps; on boats, trees, and even underground. We can eat almost anything that animals eat, and a lot of

other things that no animal will touch. Our instinct for survival takes expression in our marvelous ability to adapt. Some brain scientist believe that what we call madness

is an adaptation, a technique for getting what we need. It’s possible that visions are adaptive, too. Extraordinary behavior expresses extraordinary states of mind.
We’re often hard on ourselves if we catch ourselves behaving oddly—humming aloud or weeping or staring in amazement at a spot on the wall. We want to be normal;

we’ll suppress the odd behavior. But we should pay attention; unusual behavior often means something’s going on inside us that needs attention. Maybe we’re grieving a

loss, or sitting in some anger. Self-acceptance and self-love will heal us better than scoldings. I can accept even the unusual in myself. it is only one variety of humanness.