Change and Insanity


Evening, I was  watching Beauty And The Beast.  Disney animation is another one of my favorite movie genres.  When Mrs. Potts started singing “Tales As Old As Time”   I began thinking about CHANGE once again.  If you listen to the lyrics

“Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then some body bends

Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the beast

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bitter sweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast x2

Off to the cupboard with you chip it’s past your bed Goodnight Love”

Both Belle and the Beast had to change to be happy.  Belle wanted more than her provincial life. She sings about everyday being like the day before….dreaming of adventure and far away places.  The Beast had been cursed because of his meanness and selflessness, he had change and learn how to  be kind to others and not only thinking about himself.

Belle always was reading, she never wanted to stop learning. Another thing both Belle and the Beast in the beginning of the movie let FEAR(S) get in their way. Life is scary, as we alcoholics can testify to. But remember pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones (GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN) make us a ‘better’ person.  Afterall, OUR PURPOSE is to help others and be useful!

I had a busy day today, power washed the house. have a little to finish tomorrow. It was a good, productive day. Then I got to watch my all time favorite Disney movie.  I have many others…Funny though, tonight was the first time I realized that the movie, at least for me, had to do with CHANGE and how necessary it is for us to get “WELL” and stay “WELL”ScaryChange

One of the most repeated sayings in Alcoholics Anonymous is that, if you keep on doing the same things, you will keep on getting the same results. It was put to me simply this way, “It’s like getting hit with a baseball bat and going back for more”. Was told this is the definition of INSANITY.  Also reminds me of the “Jaywalker” Story in the Big Book, Chapter 3 page 37 4th paragraph. Another good example of INSANITY.