I can hear the pagans, polytheists, atheists, and humanists shrieking from here. “Higher Power, my ass!” But hang on a moment, my fired-up friends…
We’re not necessarily talking about a divine-being or beings. In fact, I’m not talking about that, at all.
I’m talking about the ability to recognize that “higher power” as something to which our egos must be surrendered. It’s accepting that we are not the center of the universe, even though we’re at the center of our own experience. I’m talking about the “power” that will keep us from entering into self-absorption and becoming selfish…
… which is what addicts are.
What would the road away from the addict’s behaviors look like once we accept the stoic truth of control, and see our fruitless efforts (with the objects of our addictions) to bring into control that which will never be ours to control?
Gods be good, it would look like liberation.
(See y’all tomorrow)