I spoke with a woman yesterday whose son now has nearly half a year clean and sober. Her relief and pride were palpable. He is safe, he is well, but for his own continued well being he has to live 3000 miles from home and their drug infested community. For now. He has to stay close […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Community Will Lift and Sustain You – in the rooms and on the mat
The Buddha once asked a student, “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?” The student replied, “It is.”The Buddha then asked, “If the person is struck by a second arrow, is that even more painful?” The student replied again, “It is.” The Buddha then explained, “In life, we cannot always control […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Who am I if I let Go? Co-addiction and Its Many Pains
“We are only as sick as our secrets.” This is a phrase used in my anonymous program to encourage us to let go (in an appropriate and confidential manner) those things that fester inside, preventing us from feeling free and growing. Guilt, shame and lies will erode my recovery and can bring me to the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Is Anonymity the Final Secret we need to let go of?