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Our Thermostat, False vs. True Self

Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

Our Thermostat

Our internal thermostat is a constellation of beliefs:

1. our beliefs define our “normal”
2. our beliefs defend our “reality”
3. our beliefs determine our “destiny”

We don’t see reality as it is; we see reality as we are!

At all times we function to create and maintain our comfort.

We are a constellation of habits: what we practice, we become.

False vs True Self

False self is a projection of our created self image and our attachment to it.

ASK:     Who do I pretend to be?

            … an idealized self?

            … an eternal self?

            … a superior self?

            … an autonomous self?

 

True self is an acceptance of the reality of our creation and the humility that acceptance generates.

ASK:     Who am I really?

            … my daily self?

            … my mortal self?     

            … my vulnerable self?

            … my interdependent self?

 

The power is in asking the correct questions!


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.

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