The solution to being disturbed is not the identification of the solution to the perceived problem. The solution is to identify the reason within myself for being disturbed. This establishes a subject and object within myself. Nothing outside myself can really be controlled or managed. When the source of “being disturbed” is within, and the observer of “being disturbed” is also within – then I have an object and subject that is under my influence and can be managed. I realize the “problem” is not the problem, but the symptom of the problem. The real “problem” is my reaction to the perceived problem.
When I assume the witness role, observing the source of my disturbance as my perception, I begin to grind the lens of my beliefs so that they see reality as it is, not as I am.
Otherwise I become disturbed – identified with and as it. And I live in the world of the permanent delusion of the victim.
Thus, my goal is to have my center of gravity within me – never outside me.
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.