"If you want what WE have you must DO what we do"
This is the message I've received since day one in Al-Anon. If I see someone with serenity, peace...I must find out what they do to achieve it then I do the same. No if's, and's or but's about it. Like Nike says.."Just do it!".
So Saturday Frank says to me "I am having a delicious experience in disorganization and I love it!". Wow...anything that's spiritual AND delicious I wanna know about it. So I told him to call me with the details so I can feel it too. Later he calls and tells me how free he is feeling, in a state of detachment. A feeling of having "let go". Damn sir, I LOVE that feeling so gimme some of that, please! So he tells me how fabulous he is feeling and I gotta ask "What have you done to get this awesome deliciousness?'.
He replies "Ecclesiastes, I'm reading Ecclesiastes". Well....the bible, huh, I think. Then I think again..."OK, I can do that". My beloved friend Frank is a devout Catholic but so tame about it, he makes my reconsidering Catholicism an option. I grew up catholic but cast it aside when I so fervently disagreed with their views on important issues. So I found my God through the secular world of 12 step rooms. For the last year, he has been sharing with me in a gentle way what Catholicism is to him and how to interpret the bible. So now my mind is open and I'm gonna read Ecclesiastes!! Because.....
I want what he has and I'm willing to do what he does because I have learned how to listen to my teachers.
At least for today. You know how that goes. Tomorrow I may be back up a tree without a God.
Does God live in trees?