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, June 15, 2012

Through a Cracked Lens, Darkly

Most people suffering from addictions have
difficulty with discernment and attachment issues.
And, as always, the form they take is one extreme
or the other.

With Programs or Groups, there is a huge danger
of becoming become obsessed or
singularly focused, blocking out all else (and all
alternate choices.)

Following a regiment and a structure becomes an
onus rather than an aid.There's a big difference between involvement,
socialization, interaction...and its polar opposites,
obsession, dependence, and saturation.

Singularity, balance, and a full life are healthy
choices for a person with addiction issues.

Moderation and sane, easy, flexible parameters
can do far more good than a pattern-filled, rigid,
overly-demanding rigor which keeps expectations