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Good evening friends. Long ass day. Got home late from work, jumped in the shower, and as I was getting out I heard this song playing. At the same time I looked at the tattoo I have going across my chest: to thine own self be true. When I'm in "the middle" of things it can feel like the world is crashing down on me. I get in my head and start that crazy thinking. But I remind myself of that tattoo, what it means to me, and why I got it. When I quit doing things based on other peoples opinion, stopped listening to the advise I was getting, that was usually coming from people who have no clue what there talking about, being that they haven't gone through it, and are not in my shoes, I noticed a few things. One, I'm able to listen to my heart. I was talking to my sponsor once, and I made the comment that I didn't listen to my head or heart, instead my gut, because my head and heart can trick me. He simply said, your head yes. Your heart no.... that...s how Ur HP talks to you. I pondered that for a while and realized he wasn't such a dumb guy. Every time I listened to my head or gut, things turned out poorly. So I tried the other way. And guess what? He was onto something. In fact, I'm doing that today. And it's been working great. I realized that I was able to distinguish between my will and my Hp's will based on how I felt in my heart. Second, I discovered that waiting is also talking action. The answers I seek for certain problems get answered in time. And not my time. In the time my HP knows that I'm ready. This is big for me. I was able to stop acting on impulse, pause when agitated, and/or take a bit to figure out the solution. Last, I can apply this knowledge in a constructive and positive way with a clear mind and conscience. Then it really doesn't matter what others think or say. I now have faith in myself. I still check with the sponsor on certain issues, but for the most part, I know how to handle situations that used to baffle me. Funny how this thing works- IF YOU WORK IT. be patient. Be willing. Take your time. It'll always work itself out if your doing the next right thing, taking action, and your heart will let you know when the time is right ;-) Have a great night folks. I'm out.  Matt G.

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