The Top 10 Ways We Stand in Our Own Sunshine – 2 -10

2: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is we over-think everything. Instead of enjoying mental sobriety, we engage in emotional sickness and that takes away from being able to fully participate in happiness.

3: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is by looking too far ahead. We justify it by saying we’re just trying to plan and be prepared. The problem is we’re so busy looking ahead that we miss the “now” because we don’t know how to just be in the moment.

4: Another way we stand in our own sunshine and cast a heavy shadow upon ourselves is thinking that we have control over things that we do not. The sooner we let go, the sooner we will be free of the bondage of delusion, making “Destination Joyful” obtainable.

5: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is listening to our fears. When we listen to our fears even a little bit, they tend to dictate our actions, and we begin to spiral downward, into the pool of dysfunction and misery.

6: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is by forgetting to count our blessings. We are so busy concentrating on what we don’t have and/or what we want that we’re not mindful of all that we are rich in.

7: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is by being critical of others. We tear down instead of build up, but if we were to practice the opposite, the sun that radiates in the smile would remind us to get out of our own sunshine.

8: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is being ruled by our pride. Oftentimes the quickest way back to harmony is found in one word: “Sorry.”

9: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is by basing what we do on what others may or may not think to the point that we lose ourselves.

10: Another way we stand in our own sunshine is by not feeding our faith which is what helps us stand by our convictions.

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5 Responses to “The Top 10 Ways We Stand in Our Own Sunshine – 2 -10”

  1. Lauren says:

    This list is great and necessary to keeping a sort of serenity in my life. I’ve begun to master 10 and i’m getting even better at 4. It has taken a long time to re-wire my old “stinkin thinkin”. I’d have to say 2,3,5 & 9 are my biggest struggles and well 8… i never know if i say it too much or too little (its another recovering codependent confusion) haha! In time God will iron it all out but I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this… Keep it up, while some might not admit it, we call ALL relate to this list in some shape or form.

  2. admin says:

    Lauren,
    Yes, there’s something in Al-Anon for everyone!!!!
    Blessings

  3. Sherrie says:

    I really like your list here. I can honestly say I think i have been in all of them at sometime in my life. sometimes I need taller boots than others. Thank you for all the work you put into these notes for all of us. I read a lot of them even if I don’t respond 🙂

  4. admin says:

    Sherrie,
    Loved your comments and thank you for the encouragement:)

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