Recovery means changing the very nature of the way we process discomfort. It means taking a closer look at both what has led to an underlying difficult experience of. . .
Today’s quotation brings up two important points. First and foremost, it mentions the ‘burden of self’, a concept at the very heart of. . .
It is up to each recovering person to take sole responsibility for the direction of their life—and, of course, for their recovery. This does not mean that we. . .
Recovering from addiction is not miraculous. It can be very difficult to accomplish, but it doesn’t require a miracle. It is no more miraculous to work. . .
There are no literal second chances in life. The closest we can get is to look back, glean an important lesson from a perceived mistake, and use that lesson to. . .
Recovery from addiction necessarily takes effort. If a behavior can be changed without effort, then it is probably not so habitually imbedded into our. . .
We must consciously pursue our recovery. Although staying committed to our addictive patterns takes great effort, the underlying attachment. . .
Whether we stay tied to our addictions or we work our way into healthier means of emotional navigation will depend on where we put our focus and direct our. . .
One way of looking at a life lived locked within addictive patterns is that it is a life lived badly. While everybody has some addictive attachments—they are. . .
Addictions potentially serve to soothe the emotional edges created by a consistently agitating experience of life. Usually we are not aware of these underlying. . .