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Re: Wisdom is knowledge you learn after you know it all."
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 02:19:24 PM »
 8) 8) 8)  As using addicts we were know it all's.We knew how to use,but that was about it.It took us a while to not be a know it all .But some people think there know it all's at everything in life ,maybe they are but thats for them to dispute . As addicts in NA we are all the same know matter what ,we have to learn to listen to what is being said.Then taking that information and putting it to use in our recovery . 8) 8) 8)
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Wisdom is knowledge you learn after you know it all."
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 05:56:56 PM »
"Wisdom is knowledge you learn after
you know it all."
You couldn't tell me anything before I entered recovery because I knew it all. I had all the answers for my life, and I had all the answers for yours, too, and I was quick to tell you about it. In fact, my favorite saying back then was, "Those who think they know it all are really annoying to those of us who do!"
When I came into the program, I brought all my opinions into the rooms with me. At first I tried to do things my way and thought I had better answers than you. I mean, "Turn it over"? "Let go and let God"? That may work for you, but I was sure I knew better. 90 days later, though, I was high as a kite!
When I finally admitted that I didn't know how to stay clean, I became willing to admit that perhaps I didn't know everything after all. That was the moment I became teachable, and it was the moment I began to recover. The longer I'm in the program, the more I realize that many times what I think I know, just ain't so.
Today I'm quick to admit that I don't have the answers, and when I do I become open to the wisdom that lies beyond.