Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all -Pema Chodron
There is no recovery without learning. And there is no learning without the acknowledgment that there is an area of ignorance that is causing a personal blindness for us. Without this acknowledgment, we will continue to explore the same familiar space within which we have become caught in the self-defeating patterns of addiction. But when we can admit that the extent of our knowing has somehow played a part in the development of our addictions, we can then embark upon a process of developing new strengths and skills that can replace the needs that our addictions dysfunctionally attempted to provide. And we may want to be vigilant with this type of humility so that even when we have found a way out from under the weight of our addictions, we don’t become rigid within our newly adopted approaches lest we forget there is always more to learn. This way, we may continue to unfold into greater depths of healing and vulnerability.