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Seeing the Light

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Coming back to OA for the third time in over thirty years, I’m aware that one of the main things that gets in the way of my recovery is perfectionism. At times, my lack of “being perfect” can lead me to want to give up. What helps me accept myself as I am is remembering that only my Higher Power is perfect! Humans can only work at self-improvement and progress—not perfection. I decided to give myself reminders of this around the house, starting with my kitchen ceiling. A set of two lights up there require special lightbulbs, and these special lightbulbs

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