What do you think? If you cast a beautiful net, what comes your way? Life is not full of beautiful things like you may have believed… or wanted to believe when you were young. In reality, life is a mix of things. Some good, some hard, and some VERY hard. If you are committed to … More Can Life Be Full Even When You Do Not Get What You Wanted?
Yesterday’s post talked about how we can be so immersed in words, that we are like fish in a fish tank with water made of words. Your words are important to help you understand yourself and your experience. But think about how often you just don’t have the words to explain something: a remarkable sunset … More Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak
This is it. The moment is here. Right now, there you have it. What are we talking about? This moment… right now. It’s probably not what you thought it would be. Your anxiety told you “it” would suck. And your memory told you that you would probably screw “it” up. Bet you didn’t…. and bet … More Are You Kidding??? This is It? Right Now Sucks!
The life you have, the day in front of you. That is your recovery. Have at ‘er. ___ Most days, I get it wrong. No, I’m not being hard on myself. Just honest. And you guessed it, you are wrong a lot too. No biggie. Welcome to the HR: Human Race. Recovery is not about … More 1.5 Things About Recovery that are Dead Wrong
You are beyond time. Who you are is both the person you are right now and who you will be/come. ___ Can you feel time moving? It’s a strange question. Usually we keep time or we watch it pass… but feel it? Time is little more than a measurement, a way to track how many … More Recovery is Waking Up and Learning to Be… Awake
Hitting “Rock Bottom” may end up being the worst thing that could ever happen to you ___ You have lost it all. You are in a crack house, alone. Needles. Hookers. No food. Shit everywhere. Rock bottom will only set us up for more failure, rather than leaving in tact the hope, energy and support … More One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change
Are you creating a life or creating distance from life? ___ Whatever creates distance from living can become an addiction. I have found that even healthy practices can make me feel less real, less alive… Our practice of yoga, exercise, suntanning, shopping, social media, enjoying a social drink or writing this blog can each be … More Addiction and the Urge to Create Distance