Mindfulness means owning our own pain,

by Gene
(Anchorage, laska)

Addiction Recovery Serenity is Posible

Addiction Recovery Serenity is Posible

Enslavement to Addictive cravings renders mature, healthy, spiritual thinking and behavior impossible.

Mary Cook says "Craving comes from feeling incomplete."
We are incomplete when we refuse to see parts of ourselves.

We are incomplete when we imagine our pain is unique, too small or too great to be healed.
We are incomplete when we believe our problems and solutions are outside of us.
Denial of our whole, real selves gives rise to false selves that focus on possessions, power, and prestige.
We try to make permanent what is inherently transient and wonder why peace eludes us.
All life is is in continual flux.
To attempt to make constant what we think gives us joy is a blind , massive exercise in futility.
We carry the pressure and weight of our unhealed pain through addictions, compulsions, and eating disorders.

The machinations of ego and self-will don't amend our core life experiences, nor do they bring us serenity. Only spiritual transformation does that.

You will find Mary Cook's "Grace Lost and Found"
From addictions and compulsions to satisfactions and serenity, a most helpful read.

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We can know ourselves
by: Anonymous

This comment is a great piece of writing. Good insight into our addiction situation.

This selection can be read and reread.

Thank You for it.

Gene R.

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