It may be a paradox, but when we surrender, we win.
A man stands at the edge of a cliff, ready to give up on life. Right as he begins to leap, a giant hand suddenly reaches out from the clouds and grabs his collar. The man begins to struggle with the giant hand, yelling, “let me go, let me go! I have nothing left! I GIVE UP!”
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The hand continues to hold on. Until finally, the man gets so tired of fighting. He surrenders.
Its time to wake up, get dressed and live a new day.
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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As a recovering addict, one realization I had to come to terms with early on was that self-centeredness was at the core of my addiction.
Being ultimately concerned with ‘fixing myself.’ Taking care of my inexhaustible hunger for more, not realizing how my addictive behavior affected everyone around me. I became sick without realizing I was sick.
It wasn’t until I became aware of how my self-centeredness had made my relations with others sick. How I brought harm and turmoil to those, I came into contact with, especially those closest to me, that I became able to see just how sick I had gotten.
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