Politics arouse deeply rooted emotions and reactions. So do addicts and addictions. So do politicians suggesting that addiction and other problems can be solved by throwing more money at them. I get that.
Regardless of any particular opinions about any particular candidates, can we agree to support the wisdom and necessity of exploring how we as a society can positively impact individuals, families, and communities directly or indirectly effected by addiction?
Continuing on the topic of the Comfort Zone this week, we are pleased to share a recent post by Erica Troiani, the pseudonym for an Austin, Texas writer who is a member of ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics).
This week our Guest Blogger is Rev. Temple Hayes. Internationally recognized spiritual leader at First Unity Spiritual Campus, St. Petersburg, Florida, Temple is a prophet and mystic for our time. Host of the popular radio show, “The Intentional Spirit,” she is the author of The Right to Be You, How to Speak Unity, and When Did You Die? 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up. She is also a member of the Leadership Council of The Association of Global New Thought (AGNT). Visit her at www.TempleHayes.com.
This week we are sharing a talk by Dr. Robert “Ras” A. Smith, Associate Minister and Operations Leader at Mile Hi Church in Denver, Colorado. Mile Hi’s Spirituality in Recovery Ministry celebrates recovery month every year. This powerful video was taken on Recovery Sunday 2013. Enjoy “Healing is Revealing.”
My second alcoholic bottom was just a tad dramatic. After more than a year of drinking a pint of whiskey daily, I was sitting in my recliner contemplating suicide. How would I do it? How would my wife Dora react? Would anyone come to my funeral? Probably not. I was in that dark hole again and I didn’t see any way out. I painfully concluded that I really didn’t want to kill myself, but I couldn’t go on.
This week we are sharing a TED talk by Johann Hari that knocked our socks off. It was filmed last month at TEDGlobalLondon, and we want to make sure our readers have an opportunity to watch it. We invite you to set aside a little time and treat yourself to this enlightening talk. Oh, and you might want to have a tissue handy.
This week we bring you a third article on the Serenity Prayer, this one by the wonderful Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson. She beautifully weaves together the work of Bill Wilson, Ernest Holmes, and Reinhold Niebuhr, plus a bit of Abraham Maslow.