Today’s post is from How to Help the Alcoholic to Help Himself by Ernest Holmes. “A person is not an alcoholic merely because he takes a drink. It is when the drink takes him that he becomes an alcoholic. This is called compulsive drinking, which means that the person’s will power or ability to choose for himself is broken down.”
This week we bring you a wonderful article from Regina Cates, author of Lead with Your Heart: Creating a Life of Love, Compassion and Purpose.
Regina writes, “We’ve all heard that happiness comes from within. Someone else can’t make us happy; we have to create our own happiness. We aren’t responsible for another person’s behavior, only for how we behave in response.”
A great deal of the time we go around with the attitude “It is what it is.” We are moored to our present sense of reality. But we are basing our assumptions on a transitory experience. We fail to take in the whole picture.
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?
Our Guest Post this week is a touching article by a mother in recovery who learned to balance “Tough Love” with “Live and Let Live.”
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.”