Do whatever brings you to life, then, follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest will take care of itself.
-Elizabeth Gilbert

When we are stuck within the confines of our addictions, our ability to trust ourselves erodes. Any potential connection to a healthy intuition is temporarily hidden behind the thick veil that addiction builds around itself. When we live committed to our addictions, we move through life without the use of our most valuable navigation tools. Our recovery, then, is our chance to reintroduce ourselves—or introduce ourselves for the first time—to the parts of our psyche that help direct us toward a life that is most satisfying to us. Remember that addictions are themselves a misguided attempt to satisfy our emotional needs. Through our recovery, we must develop the ability to trust our desires, aligning ourselves with a new version of intuitive direction steering us toward a healthy version of emotional fulfillment and a life that continues to invigorate and inspire us. Our recovery should cause a revolution in our hearts as well as our lives, and the rest truly will take care of itself.

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