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 are whole beings. We know this somewhere in a part of ourselves that feels like memory. —Susan Griffin—

When we study biology, we learn that in every cell of our bodies we carry our whole genetic program, the complex set of chemical instructions for building us:

our skeleton, skin, hair, eyes, muscles, brain, genitals, guts. Every human being is born with a set of capacities and responses that are as much a part of him or her

as the capacity to grow fingernails or to heal cuts.
Yet deep in our language and culture is a habit of speaking about ourselves as though our intelligence, our feelings, and our will could be separated from the rest of us. We talk about “a body/mind split,” as though our body or our minds did not fully belong to us. And all cultures have the myth of a golden age when humans were fully integrated.
Much of “civilized” behavior is bad for us—we eat and breathe stuff that no self-respecting animal would tolerate. Our lives could make us ill: immobility, anxiety, and stress show up as ulcers, hypertension, skin rashes, heart disease, obesity. We need to learn to respect ourselves as animals, and not to deny that we have bodies. Our lives, like ourselves, are all of one piece, whether or not we understand.
My real golden age is now, Because it is the only time I have.

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If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.