RUNAWAY SLAVE

A journey to embrace, explore, and honor the Freedom and Power inherent in active recovery.



No more shame...

No more shackles....

No more secrets.



The path--and the Power--are within. Be Free.





Friday, December 27, 2013

If you're following a path prescribed by
thousands of other 'like-minded' individuals
who feel the need to rely on repetition
and wishful thinking to maintain their sobriety....

maybe it's time to question the path you're on.
Not too many people find
the answers to their personal needs
in adhering the broad, well-worn paths
of strangers.

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Misled

If you're putting 'faith'
in fictional constructs and
spiritual mumbo-jumbo,
rather than facts or reason....
then you have very much
given over responsibility
for your own life
and the consequences
of actions and choices.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Do you treat the surface or the core?


What is addiction?
Trying to fill a void.
Running from the frightening.
Losing ourselves.

So what causes void?
Absence.
Lack of appreciation....compassion...
love....confidence....fulfillment.

And those things can't come from outside
sources, lest we always be dependent.

We need a source of inspiration--
and unless we transform into that
self-sustaining source, learning to provide
for ourselves, we will always be seeking.

Behind the addiction is the reason for the addiction.

The past brought us to where we are...

but our present self can be whatever we determine.

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Knowing where to look


STRENGTH--

It's within you...

not a room full of strangers,
a book,
or some intangible outside presence..

Tap into it--
Discover it--
Today.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Simplicity; Get WITH the Program...not in one.


Sometimes it's just a matter of
GROWING UP!

Stop making excuses....

Stop feeling sorry for yourself....

Start taking responsibility...

Start making better choices...

Take back your power....

Stop looking to others to lead you...

Just Do It.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Reminders: Not Heeding the Warning Signs


Watching a young person remain nonplussed
after suffering the very real ramifications of
active addiction this last week,
I figure this is a good one to share.

It's sad when the person embroiled in
chaos--and even those enabling them--
can't see the very clear signs.

Here's hoping for recognition of reality
sooner rather than later.

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