Wake up, get dressed and live a new day.

Its time to wake up, get dressed and live a new day. 

Screen shot of our dry erase board with the kid's at home schedule during the pandemic.

Keeping unity in the house can always be a challenge, even without being confined by a pandemic. For us to maintain our unity, we have to have some sense of normality.

Keeping a sense of “Normal Life” is what differentiates between Living Life or just existing. Maintaining unity in our house is how we nurture and support Hope. We do this by trying to live by the 12 Traditions of recovery.

Tradition One: Our common welfare Has to come first. Our individual growth and well-being depend on our family’s unity.

There are seven specific actions we employ in our house. To help bring some normality to us.

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The Journey is my Destination!

Straight two lane highway
The narrower the path, the clearer the destination

“The Journey is my Destination”.  I first heard this statement from an old mentor of mine.  It stuck with me then and made a small impact on how I began to see my days.  But, as I have journeyed through the past 20 months.  The meaning behind this statement has deepened within me.

When I began working on this mediation series, I had no idea how much the preliminary research would impact me.  I have already began to see the changes in myself, since I began this journey.  And though I have been through the 12 Steps of a recovery program, a few times.  Each time I dive into them, a new part of me seems to be awaken.  Of course, that is part of the purpose. Continue reading “The Journey is my Destination!”

Experience without Expectations!

Have you ever had any experience without expectations?  What was it like?  Were you disappointed?  Were you surprised?  Was that surprise pleasant or disruptive?

In an earlier post (If we only touch one), I mentioned the idea that we are ‘sleepwalkers’ and that I hope to share my experience in ‘Waking Up.’  Many of us tend to go through life, filled with so many expectations; we never entirely experience Life.  Sadly, this tendency to live predominately on expectations rather than living experience can affect anyone from any culture and any social class. Continue reading “Experience without Expectations!”