All advanced spiritual practice involves a conscious effort to harness the desire of pleasure in the service of some higher purpose. That is why spiritual practice is necessary to recovery from addiction. Because addiction is the unbridled pursuit of pleasure.
We in recovery have a responsibility and obligation to live the spiritual principles we talk about in the rooms. To not let intolerance of those we disagree with control and poison our emotions. The millions of us who live in recovery can be the powerful example of others of how to rise above our […]
We have put ourselves in situations that required us to be constantly on our guard. We became to keenly attuned to the people around us and how to please them or avoid their anger that we became manipulators and lost contact with our own inner message.This method of survival doesn’t allow the possibilities of […]
Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. This is to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can even begin. Again and again, we shall need to return to that unflattering point of departure. […]
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground. – Oscar Wilde
This is a meditation on the sacred groud of grief and the ways it enables us to walk in this world with it’s realities of loss and death,how it shakes us and breaks us open to the depths of soul we could not imagine. […]