The past few weeks have been somewhat trying — not so much in terms of not drinking but in terms of feeling overwhelmed by life. It’s just been plain busy and hectic.
This has led to some re-evaluation on my part. I haven’t figured it all out by any means but I am coming to question many things about the 12 step program.
Lots of people seem to suggest that the key is acceptance and surrender — that the key is to stop struggling. I get that but it is counterintuitive.
Life is struggle.
Life is suffering.
These are truths.
If you give up the struggle, aren’t you giving up life?