Everything you think you know is wrong
When I arrived at rehab I was sure I knew it all
who I was, what was going on, and what I needed to do about it. But I was soon to discover that I was completely wrong about everything—about how to behave in the world, how to feel good about myself, and to live a life that was happy, joyous, and free of fear.
It had happened so slowly that I never saw it coming. In fact, as they say, it was my very best thinking that got me into this mess in the first place.
“Everything you think you know is wrong"
I don’t mean stuff like how to change a tire or drive to supermarket, but how to live a healthy happy life.”
Still knowing everything, I rebelled against her advice. But she was right. My rebellion was only my denial. Little bit by little bit, with small steps taken slowly, I could see where I had gone wrong.
I needed a new way to look at the world
As my head began to clear, I could understand the mistakes I had made and why I had made them, and I knew she was right. Everything in my head had become distorted. I didn’t need to fix just one or two things. I needed a whole new way of looking at the world, a whole new way of living.
A life based on integrity, sobriety, and honesty
That sounded like too much to handle all at once, and it was, but my guide was patient. As I became willing, I found I could listen to the helpful words of others. I learned to reject my destructive old ideas and to replace them with new useful ones. A few bricks at a time, I could begin building a life based on integrity, sobriety, and honesty.