Definition of Alienation:
the state or experience of being alienated.
Synonyms of Alienation:
isolation, detachment, estrangement, distance, separation, severance, parting, division, divorce, cutting off, turning away, withdrawal, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Truth connects us to life while fear, isolation, and dishonesty alienate us from it.

We hid as much of the truth about ourselves from as much of the world as we possibly could. Our fear kept us from opening ourselves up to those around us, providing protection against what others might do if we appeared vulnerable. We lived like alien beings on our own planet, always alone and getting lonelier by the minute.

The Twelve Steps and the fellowship of the program give us a place where we can feel safe telling the truth about ourselves. Today, we need not hide from the reality of our relations with the people, places, and things in our lives. When we take time every day to ask, “Am I telling the truth about myself?” we draw that much further away from the alienation –Just For Today | More…

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