Tag: recovery

Impermanence (6 Keys To Recovery: #2)

Impermanence permeates what we think and feel, yet our fear that these will be permanent, spirals our lives out of control. It is the attention we give to thoughts and feelings that extends our suffering, that gives transient occurrences the energy to live on and grow. Even great hardships often pass after months and years. … Continue reading Impermanence (6 Keys To Recovery: #2)

We Are The Barrier To Love

For the majority of the past four years, I haven’t been easy to love. Not because I wasn’t deserving of it, but because I had convinced myself that I wasn’t. I existed in a self induced isolation, the perfect setting to indulge in self loathing. I didn’t directly push people away, I simply made it […] … Continue reading We Are The Barrier To Love

Powerlessness (6 Keys To Recovery: #1)

Powerlessness teaches us to let go, to accept that we cannot change the past, control the future, control other people, or even control everything about ourselves. We learn to conquer regrets, fears, and anxieties. We learn to accept imperfection.We are powerless to change the past. We can ruminate about it all we like, but we … Continue reading Powerlessness (6 Keys To Recovery: #1)

All Love Can Be

"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. … Continue reading All Love Can Be

Forgiveness 

Forgiveness is hard. It is hard to do and it is hard to write about. Most wisdom and spiritual traditions promote it as a necessary practice for salvation (in this life and/or the next). Yet, we hang on to our angers, resentments, and traumas, turning pain into suffering. There is even a point of view … Continue reading Forgiveness 

True Self

"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." - Buddha "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And … Continue reading True Self

Perfectionism: SADness by a Thousand Cuts

In business, there is a common saying "The perfect is the enemy of the good" (though the saying dates back to the 17th century). It is often muttered as an affirmation that good enough will suffice, that trying to achieve perfection will lead to a project never being completed, or not completed on time. In … Continue reading Perfectionism: SADness by a Thousand Cuts

The Path to Recovery: Deep Listening

Many of us are in recovery because we abandoned ourselves. We thought the feelings and wants of others were more important that our own. This destroyed our sense or worth, and made us needy, unable to function as adults, constantly looking for others to adult us, and/or indulging in unhealthy behaviors. After the initial crisis … Continue reading The Path to Recovery: Deep Listening

Recovery Poem

Recovery Poem The mission of recovery is to reconnect, with the unconscious beauty in all of us, represented by the deep burgundy rose, which in recovery, is the rose of acceptance, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, patience and love; The rose of rewired mindlessness; The rose of rewired coping skills; The rose of mindfulness. Recovery makes our … Continue reading Recovery Poem