Truth Telling

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Throughout my time in OA, I have been helped by certain program slogans. Simply saying them can change my frame of mind. When I have been in pain, physical or emotional, “This too shall pass” has helped me. In college I had very strong cravings to go eat binge foods I knew would make me feel bad. So I’d think, do I want to feel a small pain (the craving) now or feel a big pain later (after bingeing)? When I said to myself, “This too shall pass,” I could be convinced that the craving would pass, and I did not have to

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