If, like me, you grew up with a hyper-reactive nervous system that constantly made you feel overwhelmed, alienated and unlovable, finding a substance that eases social stress becomes a blessed escape. For me, heroin provided a sense of comfort, safety and love that I couldn’t get from other people . . .
I keep learning that I can apply my own ideas and interpretations to that which appears as fact before my very eyes. Changing or widening my focus, or even just stepping away for a short while reminds me that my daily world (small “w”) will keep on turning even when I’m not hovering over it. Things will still be just where they were left off. Most times, crisis averted. And I realize there was likely no crisis in the first place. My concerns, struggles, and problems are also teeny when I declare them as teeny in the perspective of the actual World (capital W).
People talk so much spiritual stuff these days, but what does it all really mean?
Have you noticed that Humans talk so much, without actually knowing what they are talking about, -or explaining any of it? Or they over explaining everything, making us just feel more confused?
We are having such fun with these list posts! And they’re not just fun. These quick reminders are designed to help you focus on the Truth–instantly. Feel free to add your favorite acronyms in the Comments section!
This and inspiring and beautifully written article, re-posted from Saucy Sobriety, looks at the dynamics of happiness and belief. You may read the original post here. In gratitude, harmony and support, The Proof and the Pudding By Sarah I’m
I work with someone every day who has perfected the art of finding the one negative thing to point out, focus on, and stockpile in her memory despite the myriad constructive things available to tip the scales to the positive.
I choose not to spend much time contemplating her thought process, but I have diligently developed the perception that she truly believes she is helping. She seems to believe that her laser insight will ignite in others the desire to emulate her more and thus become better people in the process. Nonetheless I do enjoy and appreciate my work.
Today’s article, re-posted from The Fix, is an enumeration of truths revealed over three years of sobriety. The author, Kelly Fitzgerald, generously shares 100 –– yes, 100 –– points of light. Enjoy!
She runs marathons. She works out. She is a vegetarian. She is fit and trim. She doesn’t look anywhere near her age despite being two years sober and decades not. She is in model physical shape and condition. Except for one thing. That recently discovered total blockage of the widow-maker artery that led to surprise open heart surgery.
She is my best friend since middle school, many decades . . .