“Shakespeare said ‘All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players.’ He forgot to mention that I was the chief critic. I was always able to see the flaw in every person, every situation. And I was always glad to point it out, because I knew you wanted perfection, just as I did.”- Acceptance was the Answer pg 417 from the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Acceptance can be difficult when it comes to seeking alcohol addiction help and getting sober, especially because of the feelings of powerlessness that are usually involved. Often times we have an idea or expectations of what our life should look like, how our friends should act, what we “deserve”, what type of job we should have etc. our expectations all come down to people places and things and can greatly affect our ability to accept things as being exactly how they should be in that moment. We rob ourselves of happiness that way because while we may be getting what we need it’s not always what we want. Many alcoholics think we have better plans for ourselves then our higher power but when we step back and let things just happen then we can see exactly how things work out better then we could have ever imagined if we accept life on life’s terms. Many of us don’t know how to do that but through the help of places like a Los Angeles rehab or other California rehab centers there is hope; a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.