It is interesting how many people define defects of character differently. It is even more interesting how many people look on defects of character with disdain. Especially in others. The old admonition says that ‘ we should not through stones if we live in a glass house’.
Follow this link to a short audio recording on youtube of Claire Weekes. She speaks forcefully about panic and fear not being defects of character.
In today’s recovery industry her words are a breath of fresh air and something on which to ponder. The recording is short but if you have means there are CD’s available and many of her books are on Amazon and Ebay.
This quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson also talks about defects of character being deeper than a mere change of circumstance. A flaw in character is part of who I am. ‘God will remove them’ you might say. ‘You can change yourself and get rid of them’ you might also say.
Indeed. But in his way, time and place if at all. And this is the conundrum that we all face when we are looking to mature emotionally.