Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Serenity = Reality = Inner peace and strength.
Most of us chased an elusive thing called serenity for years. We thought our journeys outside reality brought us peace and serenity. When we returned to reality we found harshness and pain that caused us to run back to using. So it went, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. Run, escape, pain; run, escape, pain.
Then something happened. Our addiction wouldn’t let us escape anymore. We no longer found what we were seeking. We tried using more heavily. Finally, all that was left of our lives was the pain.
The Fellowship shows us that reality is not a problem. Trying to escape reality is a problem. When we continue to turn our wills and lives over to a Higher Power, the serenity that results creates a reality of inner peace and strength.
I trust and believe that the changes I am going through in my recovery are necessary and good for me.
You are reading from the book:
Easy Does It © 1999 by Hazelden Foundation