Thought for the Week

Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT
June 4, 2018

“As long as I don’t take myself too seriously, I shouldn’t be too badly off.” –Prince

Life is difficult when we take ourselves too seriously.  Life in recovery is impossible when we do this.  In recovery, we are going to make mistakes.  We are going to be embarrassed.  We are going to need to admit we don’t have the answer.  We are going to need to laugh at ourselves and our crazy justifications.  When we take ourselves too seriously, we get in the way of our growth.  When we can be humble and imperfect, we grow.

When have I taken myself too seriously?  How has this impacted my growth in recovery?  What gifts await me as I learn to admit mistakes and laugh at my craziness?