Can I do something for someone today without getting caught?
Events are objective. How we describe them — “Unfair,” “Calamity,” “He did it on purpose”, “Opportunity” — is us.
We all think we know how to drive, and to a certain extent that’s true. We have learned the mechanics of driving. We can get our vehicle from place to place, usually with no problems. The really important skills, however, may have escaped us. What I’m going to discuss here is a different way of thinking about driving, one that will simultaneously provide the benefits of meditation, while at the same time it will make you a better driver.
When life sucks, being sober means that we have at least broken even on the day.
~ Joe C.
If someone told you that you couldn’t be their friend until you ran an ultramarathon, you’d probably think that their standards for friendship were ridiculous.
What about your own standards for friendship … with yourself?
Do I spend 1/10th of the time on my recovery that I spent acting out in my addiction? Do I expect something invaluable at a bargain price?
We have a lot of excuses to choose from when we want to give up.
Many of us sabotage ourselves by trying to fit recovery in to our daily schedules. It’s common in early recovery for us to feel as though we need to make up for lost time (impossible), an idea that very much caters to our addict desire to have what we want–or think we want–right now! Continue reading “Daily Rituals”
The truth isn’t “out there.” It’s inside, buried beneath fear and opinions.
Am I still struggling to prevent something that already happened?