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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Distractions as Recovery

Ignoring one's own issues to
become absorbed and obsessed
with others' personal business
is an endless quagmire of
avoidance and distraction,
NOT recovery.

How do we display that we
are able to master difficulties
if ignoring them is our Go-To

What sort of message or image
is implicit in giving our lives
over to someone who can't
handle their own problems, 
who likewise encourages us
to teach others to incorporate
deflection as a 'healing' part
of their arsenal for 'staying
well,' too?

That isn't freedom.
That's not progress.
It isn't overcoming addiction.
It's the same old problem in a
new form; ignoring the elephant
in the room by engaging in ego-
centric games and manipulating
others for our own edification.

You can be truly set free...
if you want to be.

Putting down the junk is just
the first step. Getting in touch
with the shit that led to using
in the first place is the hard
work. Pretending it doesn't
exist because it's scary is
just furthering the suffering.

Step the work....push
through...grab clarity and
embrace responsibility.

Keeping secrets kills. Recovery
isn't a place to continue facades.

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