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

…goodness cannot adopt the form of blind passions, even in the act of defense and offense, and even when it refuses to tolerate evil…

—Benedetto Croce—

Willful blindness can’t be good. To shut out any sight from the mind’s eye is to exclude part of life. Any action blindly taken is likely to do unintentional harm. It’s not easy, when we’re in the grip of any strong feeling, to stop ourselves from acting on blind impulse. It’s not easy, but it’s wise. Yielding to an impulse, without giving ourselves time to “see” it through clearly, can set us up for guilt or regret.
We needn’t know everything in order to act; we merely need to know ourselves. “Blind passion” hides most of ourselves from view. Passion may move us to great selflessness, but never to great clarity, and good actions come from the clear-seeing soul.
I can trust myself to mistrust blind passion, and to wait for clarity before I take action.