• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 hours, 58 minutes ago

    August 12th Reflection for the Day

    Someone once inquired of a Zen master, “How do you maintain such serenity and peace?” He replied, “I never leave my place of meditation.” Although he meditated early in the morning, for the rest of the day he carried the peace of those moments with him. Being quiet, slowing down, is one of the most difficult…[Read more]

  • KB posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Need help underatanding why i self sabtoge everything i work for ?🤷‍♂️ I use gambling to get away from life but its getting worse and worse , i dont reapext money or even care when i lose but its effecting my mental state big time and our health care system makes it very difficult to get help you need

    • i continously lie and hide all my actions just waiting for it to blow up in my face , for some reason i think thats what i want , i will not allow myself to be happy , i can literally go blow 5-10k in an afternoon at the local pub playing VLTS without blinking an eye , but lie to my family on how much is really coming in

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 23 hours, 1 minute ago

    15 hour work day ahead. Slept good but feeling a lil rough. Just gotta make it through this day. Day 12 no bets and no drink a no drugs for me or it’s gonna be over. I know this about me for sure. Thank you everyone. Hopefully I can catch a 2nd and 3rd wind today. Just gotta take it one hour at a time today.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 5 hours ago

    August 11th Reflection for the Day

    When I dwell on piddling things that annoy me – they sprout resentments that grow bigger and bigger like weeds – I forget how I could be stretching my world and broadening my outlook. For me, that’s an ideal way to shrink troubles down to their real size. When somebody or something is causing me trouble, I…[Read more]

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 7 hours ago

    It’s been a horrible day. Work was insane. Tomorrow’s schedule is worse. One of my adult kids wants nothing to do w me. Won’t even take a ride from me to work even though his car is broke down. Would rather walk then be anywhere near me. I didn’t gamble or drink or use. That’s literally the only positive thing that happened today and looks lik…[Read more]

    • Hey Sec
      Hard day I see. Sorry your son wants nothing to do with you but all you can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other and get through another day without a bet. They say ” Time Is the healing force ” all one can do is work on being open honest and willing.
      Not everyone in your life will forgive and as you grow in your recovery they…[Read more]

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 21 hours ago

    After the shock and awe of yesterday’s court stuff, it’s now the next day. And no matter what happens w work I cannot gamble. I gotta put all this in gods hands and do whatever it takes to make amends to those I’ve hurt. Myself included. Life will go back to normal for a lil bit so I’m going to have to work extra hard to keep moving forward…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 4 hours ago

    AUGUST 10th Reflection for the Day

    We’ve been our own worst enemies most of our lives, and we’ve often injured ourselves seriously as a result of a “justified” resentment over a slight wrong. Doubtless there are many causes for resentment in the world, most of them providing “justification.” But we can never begin to settle all the world’s griev…[Read more]

  • Brao0_o posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 12 hours ago

    Going through a hard emotional stage

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Well couldn’t have gone any better I suppose. But I’m facing some serious time . I am free at this moment though so that’s good for today. Nothing to do but continue on the journey. It’s daunting and scary but I cannot go back to where I was. I need to do the next right thing and perhaps a couple years or so down the road I may feel truly free ag…[Read more]

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Today is my first day in court. As I sit here and sip my coffee, no matter what happens I plan on not gambling, not drinking, not using and facing everything and recovering. It’s going to be a difficult day. A lot of people are going to be looking down on me and I understand why. I can’t though. I have to begin today to start loving myself as muc…[Read more]

    • Good Morning Sec
      Will keep you in my thoughts that all goes as well as can be expected.
      And as food for thought ” We aren’t stupid people trying to be smart or bad people trying to be good.
      We are sick people trying to get well and face the issues our gambling has created is an important step
      God Bless
      Ken L YBIR

  • Jay posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Hello I’m jay, and I need help getting over past trauma and angry problems

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 5 hours ago

    AUGUST 9th Reflection for the Day

    On numerous occasions, I’ve found that there’s a strong connection between my fears and my resentments. If I secretly fear that I’m inadequate, for example, I’ll tend to resent deeply anybody whose actions or words expose my imagined inadequacy. But it’s usually too painful to admit that my own fears and doubt…[Read more]

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 6 hours ago

    July 30th 2022. Hopefully every day after that too. Grateful i made it thru today without it again. Tuesday I go face the judge for my first appearance on my legal issues. Im not alone and im walking towards it all now. It won’t be pretty. Definitely facing some very hard days ahead but if I can just keep it all in front of me and face it daily t…[Read more]

  • Jay posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 14 hours ago

    I am struggling. Drinking and gambling the great escape! My life is unmanageable I feel hopeless. Trying reach out I know that’s the solution.

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 1 hour ago

    I made it thru another day without gambling. That’s 8 days now. I’m working hard and long hours to try and help my legal situation too. I got a text from my brother just letting me know what a price if shut he thinks I am about 2 hours ago and it really disturbed me. I did my best not to best not to let his negative state bring me down but it did…[Read more]

    • Tough as things are right now Sec keep going forward and not gambling
      and things will slowly get better
      God Bless
      Ken L YBIR

  • Kyle Whitaker posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 3 hours ago

    My dad just passed away amd i dont know what to do

    • I feel your pain. And I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you stay away from gambling to ease it. It won’t. Take care my friend and try and find someone to share your feelings with. Or just post them on here so you get it out of you.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 5 hours ago

    AUGUST 8 Reflection for the Day

    As a recovering compulsive gambler, I have to remind myself that no amount of social acceptance of resentments will take the poison out of them. In a way, the problem of resentments is very much like the gambling problem. A poker game or casino is never safe for me. I’ve attended benefits for worthy causes, often i…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 12 hours ago

    Recently, my wife was around a 4-year-old girl who said: “I am not allowed to see my dad anymore because he did something bad. But everybody has bad in their life and it is okay. We just have to decide to be happy. Sometimes when tears come, you just have to push them back.”

    That 4 year old is going to do okay. Most of us have something bad happ…[Read more]

  • Allformyfamily posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 15 hours ago

    I am really struggling today. The guilt over our financial struggles is overwhelming. Ironically, I have an urge to gamble right now.

  • Sec2022 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days ago

    Gonna get up and face the world again today with all my legal issues in front of me. Gonna drive right by the casino 3 times because of work. Not gonna stop today. Idk bout tomorrow but I’m just not going to today. I appreciate having a safe place to share what lies ahead for me on this journey.

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