Who in their right mind would want to live in a pitch black world where you can’t even see your own hands? Where you are so afraid of moving because you can’t see where you’re going?

Terrified to take the next step in fear of stepping off a cliff, falling into a deep hole or bumping into something dreadful you can’t see?

That pitch dark place is the future and I go there voluntarily and quite often. My fear grows substantially in the dark and unknown but I go there any way. I’ve asked myself many times, “why go there”, I’ve never gotten a good answer. Living in the present moment is the only world where I can see clearly, unafraid to take that next step. I can always handle now.

This is a common struggle for many recovering addicts and the way out is now.