This is the term I like to use when referring to my journey in recovery. I have not experienced any dramatic spiritual awakenings. That is not to say that they don't exist for some people. What I have gained. is a gradual release from the obsession to drink and use, and a steady hope and faith, that I can continue to move forward.
The ability to make progress depends largely on my willingness to admit to myself and others that my condition is permanent, yet treatable. In the past I would succumb to what I like to call the three C's; feeling cocky, complacent or cured. This would invariably bring me back to a drink or drugs. Today I accept that I can no longer drink or use safely; those days are gone forever.
I have learned to not rush my recovery, realizing it was a long slow process, creating my addiction. It is essential that I be patient and tolerant in my quest for Serenity.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Posted by Fireman John at 1:57 PM