Bright spots after having left the organization

by The wanderer 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • The wanderer
    The wanderer

    Bright spots after having left the organization

    Often, after having left the organization a person experiences
    a host of negative emotions regarding their life in the Watch-
    Tower Society.

    It can consist of anger, bitterness, depression, and even
    hatred for what was lost.

    However, there could be some bright spots in a person's
    life after having left the organization.

    What are your personal bright spots?

    Personally, I am thankful that I have my life pretty
    much intact. In addition, a college education and
    even a former best friend who was a witness
    contacting me to become friends again.

    What bright spots have you had in life; after
    life in the Watchtower?

    Thank you for your response.


    The Wanderer

  • fullofdoubtnow

    Getting to gether with my boyfriend, who will soon be my husband, is the best thing that has happened to me since leaving.

    Seeing one of my best friends in the org leave a few months ago has been a high spot

    I have a better job where I work now, plus more freedom that I've had in years.

    I can look forward to Christmas and New Year now, instead of avoiding them

    Being able to make my own decisions, without fear of what I do being disapproved of by the elders or other jws

    Being on this board, and getting to know so many really nice people has bee a big plus for me.

  • exwitless

    The feeling of a HUGE burden lifted off my shoulders

    Seeing things as they really are, not as the borg want you to see them

    Thinking for myself

    Feeling that I can control my life now that the borg doesn't


  • avidbiblereader

    I now feel that I have a relationship with God and His Son

    I now enjoy reading the Bible as never before

    I speak of the Bible because I want to not because I needed time

    I enjoy not looking over my shoulder for anyone

    Have lost all fear of men

    Mentally clearer, spiritually clearer

  • love2Bworldly

    Bright spot--anything goes in the bedroom!!!

  • jaguarbass

    The bright spot that comes to mind for me 23 years after having left the organization is I have a better understanding of life and how the world works. I've had a reality check.

  • sspo

    See a lot of goodness and generosity in "worldly people" much more than the JW themselves.

    Stopped looking at every event in the world and trying to analyze according to the scriptures.

  • choosing life
    choosing life

    Freedom to read what I choose.

    Freedom to listen to the music that I choose and the movies that I watch.

    Freedom to be myself and not some Watchtower robot.

    Freedom from the fear of some petty, small god that wants to destroy most of mankind.

    So to sum it up, I guess I have been set free. I couldn't ask for much more than that.

  • hopelesslystained

    Life itself as it is in the most imaginative mind. Unfortuanately family that is 'in' are a drag.

  • SoCal101

    Bangin' lots of women. HEHE no serious..bangin'..well you know. After getting that out of my system(no pun intended), I met the love of my life and we celebrate EVERYTHING! It is fantastic!! My whole life is bright! Seriously, I wake up every morning and thank God I no longer have to bang on doors and that people love me for me. Wow!!! Life is one big bright spot!!

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