Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Enabling is helping, assisting, supporting, or bailing someone out, in order they may avoid the natural (and perhaps unpleasant) consequences of their actions. Why we do it? Guilt, fear, control (but we call it love). Why we stop? We begin noticing our own pain and cyclic insanity as a natural consequence of our enabling, and it grows larger than the “why we did it” in the first place.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“If the addict is pleased with your help you’re probably enabling. If the addict is pissed as hell you’re probably helping the person you love.” (Sandy Swenson)

Quote #3

“Any time you assist or allow another person to continue in their unproductive/unhealthy behavior whether actively or passively, you are enabling.” (Stanley Binion)

Bonus Quote

“To love an addict, one must have a heart forced from the strongest steel because along the way your heart will become the addicts toy. One must be keen on observation, as the addict will manipulate you given the opportunity. Stop enabling, as that’s the purest love you can give an addict and yourself.” (Judy White)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson