May 11, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Monday, May 11, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

There’s too much confusion here, I can’t get no relief.
— Bob Dylan

Addiction is like the maze in a carnival fun house – no matter, which way we turn; we seem to run into blank walls. We used to run from our problems. We didn’t take the time to reason things through and look for solutions. We escaped and hoped our problems would take care of themselves. They didn’t.

What can we do when we are lost in the maze of our own pain? Ask for help.

If the first person we ask doesn’t hear us, we need to keep asking. We then need to take the next step, which is to accept the help we’re given.

Holding the hand of another human being is the way out of our maze.

Today let me not be too proud to reach out when I’m hurting.

You are reading from the book:

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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