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There is no difference

There is no difference between a functioning alcoholic who is very successful and a heroin addict who begs on the street for their next fix. They are both slaves to their addiction, unable to stop drinking and using. A slave in a penthouse is still a slave. Don’t fool yourself in thinking that you’re […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The nature of Man

A man sat alone and crying in the middle of a jungle while a Gorilla, a Lion, a Cheetah, a snake and a wise old Owl gathered around him. “Why are you crying” asked the Gorilla, the man answered “I’m not happy because I am weak”. The Gorilla said “I will give you my […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sitting Still

How do I apply the wisdom I know to be true in my every day life? How can I believe in all of this wisdom and truth and still not change? How can I translate these words of wisdom that I believe in into my daily actions? The answer I have found for myself […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The choice is mine.

The are two distinct differences between what is going on in this world and what is going on with me. It is very important for me to understand that. I’m powerless over this crazy world and all the people in it, the best I can do is not to contribute to this craziness and […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hope is the best of all things

Active addiction robs us of one of our most valuable resources which is to have hope in our lives. We all need hope in order for us to keep believing that our lives can change from the depths of the misery of active addiction to the freedom of recovery. With hope we can discover […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The book of your own life.

We all write our own story that has brought us to this chapter in our lives. Each day is another page we write, no one else can write a happy ending for us. Today is a new page, be aware and be careful of what you write.

By |May 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was leaving a meeting recently when a new comer with 28 days came up to me and thanked me for sharing. He was an older man about my age and he proceeded to tell me now that he is clean & sober he has to figure this all out. I laughed and he […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The shit has hit the fan

Very often we hear people lament “the shit has hit the fan” and it happens to all of us. Something unexpected happens for no reason and we cry out “the shit has hit the fan”. Our plans turn upside down, inside out in a second. Now this is life for everyone, shit happens, fan […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Picking up Trash

After my meditation and prayer the most important action I take is to pick up trash every day, sometimes as much as 50 times a day. It is the simplest act of selflessness to pick up trash left by someone else. There are people who can throw away a large McDonald’s bag and a […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The soil of recovery

There is a big difference between the life you are given in residential treatment and the life you lead once you leave.

Imagine the addict is a big talking plant and in their active addiction they have become withered, shriveled up with all their flowers dying. When this same plant leaves residential treatment it […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments