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

Man is a pliant animal—a being who gets accustom to anything. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky—

The ease with which we adapt to our surroundings is, to some degree, a very positive trait. It means we are generally flexible. However, our pliancy may allow

us to adjust to situations that harm us. We learn too much ease to accept painful situations—maybe believing that time will ease us away from it, or that a bit of magic will transform the people and the situation, thus eliminating the pain.
Knowing when to adapt to circumstances and when to make a personal choice to move away takes mature assessment. It also takes attunement to our inner self—the “knower” of all right action. Development of this relationship with our inner selves takes practice, courage, patience, and willingness to detach our minds from external stimuli for a time. Responsible choices are never accidental reactions, and they will sometimes usher in a radical action, at other times easy acceptance.
Today will offer opportunities to “go along with” a situation. I will be thoughtful rather than always pliant.