Life Solutions in Recovery


We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.  AA Promises

I enjoy that in recovery, the right response to a whole range of life situations becomes more clear.  Through the simple experience of acting from the perspective of recovery, I learn how to handle a variety of situations – something as simple as going out for an evening, enjoying myself, and coming home sober and at peace with myself.  When actively living into my addictions, I play out a range of possible scenarios of what could happen, running through an array of possible outcomes.  In my mind, these outcomes are totally dependent on how I arrange the actors on the stage of life.  Today, if I just worry about my side of the street, the complexity of my day-to-day existence is greatly reduced.  I am reminded of the simplicity of a poem I memorized in elementary school over 50 years ago –  If by Rudyard Kipling.  I take much of this as simply putting one foot in front of the other and living into the solution.  To actively live into my addictions is a conscious decision to abstain from life and live in an anesthetized state of nonbeing.

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