Release from Prison of Co-dependency
If you are getting three hot meals
and a bed to sleep in,
you don’t want to talk about freedom.
It doesn’t matter that someone else plans your day:
tells you when to eat, when to exercise
and when to go to sleep.
It doesn’t matter that the door to your room
is locked every night.
The idea of living without these amenities
is frightening to you.
You don’t know how you would survive
outside your cell.
But consider this:
one day the guard is going to come
and unlock the door
and tell you it’s time to leave.
And you will have to leave,
whether you want to or not.
Under these circumstances,
there is only one question you must ask
and it’s not “what time is breakfast served?”
It is “Are you ready for that day
and, if not, why not?”
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini