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“We must remember that serenity and humility come with acceptance” (Voices of Recovery, p. 282). Sometimes I have to ask myself: What am I not accepting? The fear that I am not good enough? For whom? You? Them? Me? God? Nothing makes my life seem out of control faster than a B.I.N.G.E.—Believing I’m Not Good Enough. So I don’t even have to binge on food. I can binge on negative self-talk, self-pity, worry over my to-do list, resentments, or expectations (and an expectation is only a resentment waiting to be born). I can go on and on— after all, isn’t

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