On yesterday’s episode, Clifford explored the symbols driving him forward that he uses as a declaration of who he wants to be and where he wants to go. Today, Clifford talks about the symbols in his home that represent where he’s been and what he’s overcome. Sometimes it’s just as important to reflect on the past as it is to ponder on the future. The present tends to be a healthy mix of both. Listen to today’s episode to find out why Clifford has been looking down the barrel of the tequila gun.
Alcoholism isn’t a new conversation to this podcast or any podcast where Clifford Myers has a voice. It’s a subject he’s very open about because it’s been an undeniable struggle in his personal life. A common torch-passing in the alcoholic community is sharing wisdom. Sharing strategies. Sharing stories. These are the things other people struggling with alcoholism break into pieces and take what shards make sense for them. Good advice tends to be fragments of many pieces of advice.
Conversations like this are not only important for alcoholics but anyone being haunted or held back because of the past. The past has a way of altering the future in ways we feel like, “Hey, maybe we should know better?” But then, up again creeps the past and we end up falling into old habits, repeating old mistakes.
This episode is about reflecting on that the right way and using it as a symbol to drive you forward instead of an excuse to hold you back.
Links from the Episode
Running with Scissors – beautiful memoir on addiction
Questions to Ask Yourself
What mistakes/demons from the past are you trying to grow away from?
What bad habits do you continue to repeat even though you know better?
Do you have a system in place to reflect on these things in a positive way? If not, what will you do to put such a system in place?
Episode Duration: 12:37