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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"It Is What It Is, And It Ain't What It Ain't."

Embracing chaos is recognizing the pointlessness of most things,
and the cruel, random savagery of this world. It can scare the
heck out of ya. It can crush the fragile belief systems and illusions
of coping that were long-ago taught to our impressionable young
But in the end, it's a good thing.
Is nihilism depressing, as it gets the villainized rep from so many?
No. It's Realism.
When you can squarely stare life in the eye and see it for what it is,
no pretense, and release the need for sugar coating and avoiding,
you go to a whole new level of contentment. Of strength.
Becoming, in time, unswayed by any and all.
No loss can touch you. No expectations to be dashed.

Let other people misinterpret your actions as cold, heartless, weak, 
unhealthy or what have you.
Let them malign til the cows come home.
No one ever understands anyone, anyway.
Relinquish the need to be understood.
"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.'"