11.THE INSIDE OF MY GOD BOX
I am well acquainted with the impact of alcoholism on family members and have spent many years in AlAnon Meetings. One AlAnon Meeting I routinely attended discussed the concept of a “God Box” The easy part was to find something, anything, to be the box. The idea was to write out those maddening life events over which you have no control and put them in the God Box as a concrete gesture that you’ve turned the problem over to God. I found a small plain cardboard box and soon had it stuffed with scraps of paper often damp with tears or torn in anger. The deal I made with myself was – if I put something in my God box, I couldn’t continue to worry about it. If I chose to worry, then I had to take that particular slip of paper out of the box since obviously I hadn’t turned the problem over to God.
Several months later, a member of the group visited New York City and sent me a postcard with the picture of the interior of a massive, ornate Catholic cathedral, with gilded statutes and stained glass windows. His note was short. “This is what the inside of my God box looks like.” Let’s just say that wasn’t the inside of my God box, but the card was a great motivator. Now when I catch a glimpse of Nature, particularly through the lens of my camera, I say to myself, “Yes! That’s what the inside of my God box looks like.”
And so I’ll posted pictures to give you a glimpse of the inside of my God box. What does the inside of yours look like?