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

Nothing on earth consumes a man more completely than the passion of resentment. —Friedrich Nietzsche—

…Our obsession with controlling other people, and our failure to succeed with our attempts, are most likely consistent attempts, the fodder for the resentments that we garner. It’s human to want to control others, to try to control outcomes to favor us. But the resentment that develops begins controlling us, and this situation leads only to frustration, at times panic, always unhappiness.

If we’re feeling resentment toward anyone, or because of any situation, we are not able to recognize the opportunities presenting themselves to us today. And when we don’t respond to the invitations for meaningful involvement, our personal growth is jeopardized. We give our power away when resentment swallows us. Our identity becomes enmeshed with it. Responsible action eludes us. Fortunately, we can take back our power just as soon as we decide to get free of the resentment.

The lesson I must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own behavior, my own attitudes. Today can be my new beginning.