Sobriety-Mindfulness means learning to ride the waves of our life.
We are all seeking solid ground. Yet, if we look closely we see there is really no such place to stand. Our usual sense of turf is undermined.
So, we learn to ride our life’s waves. We do this instead of trying to construct an imagined state of stability.
We learn to live without solid ground. We take each day as it comes. We make friends with ambiguity.
Heart-mind makes living sober today’s work. Today we have to choose. We have to decide once again. Our old vows are not enough.
Each day brings its own choice. Sobriety, abstinence, each day, is our mindful human choice.
When we take up the practice of mindfulness, we acknowledge our capacity to be present and awake. We lay down our burden of self grasping. We can let go our anguish, our pain.
We can grasp the Mindfulness of Awareness.
Sobriety-Mindfulness allows us to let go our Addiction.
The essence of letting go our anguish, our addiction, is to let ourselves see, how much clinging to the way we want our life to be, is nothing more than a process of self torture.
Self Sabotage is the monster who lives within.
Let go, drop it, and allow yourself to fall openly, unguardedly in love with your life as it is and everything in it.
As much as fear, helplessness, anguish, pain, anger, embarrassment, grief, self-grasping, guilt, uncertainty, and ambiguity are part of our collective inheritance and experience, they are not in themselves problems.
Rather, they are emotions rooted in the seedbed of our sense of separation and isolated self-hood.
Being so, perhaps their primary work is to drive us into a fundamental reckoning and eventual exhaustion with our usual way of attempting to walk through the world.