“I’ve always believed in numbers. In the equations and logics… that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask, what truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional… and back. And I have made the most important discovery of my career. The most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love… that any logical reasons can be found. I’m only here tonight because of you.” from the movie, “A Beautiful Mind”.
For those of us in recovery, one of the most important discoveries of our lives is that we are lovable, and that we are loved. For most of our lives we have been opposing this idea, turning away from ourselves, turning towards addictions, anxieties, compulsions, and anything else that would distract us from what we were feeling inside: anger, regret, fear, emptiness, self-loathing, worthlessness, etc.
Our journey to realizing we are lovable may start with the attention and compassion of an emergency services worker, it may continue with a therapist, a group of others sharing the same recovery experience, or family and friends. Some of us are blessed to have in our lives someone who expresses in words and actions what is stated below in the song “All Love Can Be”. Once we are open to the idea we are lovable by one person, our minds are open to the possibility that we are loved by all the universe. The universe is in us, and we are in the universe. We all share a common beginning, and a common journey, to the universe expressing itself through our being. We are all the voice of the universe, and the universe is speaking through all of us, telling the story of all love can be, in our lives, and in all lives.
Ask for help, and love will remember you. Most of us have barely scratched the surface of all love can be. This blog is dedicated to all the people in our lives, whether for a short moment, or many years, that help us in our recovery to see all love can be.
All Love Can Be
JENNINGS, WILL / HORNER, JAMES
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
I will watch you in the darkness
Show you love will see you through
When the bad dreams wake you crying
I’ll show you all love can do
All love can do
I will watch through the night
Hold you in my arms
Give you dreams where no one will be
I will watch through the dark
Till the morning comes
For the lights will take you
Through the night to see
All love, showing us all love can be
I will guard you with my bright wings
Stay till your heart learns to see
All love can be