“The dhamma is all around us, but sometimes the weight of our poor habits, our bad circumstances, or our lack of exposure to philosophy hampers us. Although every person should be equally valued as a human being, not every person is equally sensitive to Dhamma.
Ignorance is our predominant mode in life. We may pass through ghettos and consider ourselves more fortunate, but don’t we all have dense layers of misfortune, confusion, and selfishness to dissolve?
The dhamma can be known by progressive purification and cultivation. The opposite is also true. Ignorance can be compounded, made denser, until the light of our spirits is smothered.
The light of the soul is bright, but dense clouds of human ignorance obscure it.
Where are you in terms of your effort to make your life brighter?” #takerefuge #refugerecovery #recoveryispossible #wedorecover #dharmapunx #againstthestream #meditateanddestroy #sithappens #heavilymeditated #meditatedontselfmedicate #soberlife #odaat #onedayatatime #onebreathatatime #soberandfree #sobrietyrocks #theravadabuddhism #buddhism #agnosticbuddhism #fournobletruths #eightfoldpath #meditationeveryday #freedomthroughwisdom #buddhadharmasangha #engagedbuddhism #rightnowitslikethis #iloveyoukeepgoing #iedharmapunx #365tao #mingdaodeng
Today I celebrate 3 YEARS of continuous SOBRIETY 🎉 You guys if I could shout out to the world what a blessing my sobriety has been and how it’s my superpower I would ! Well... basically I am doing it right now ! Just a few things... • like my beautiful friend @holly
says: “ sobriety is NOT a sad consequence, it’s a proud choice” • I didn’t lose my sparkle in fact I became the sparkle • my body, mind and spirit feel aligned • when I have crappy days (which I do often ) I have a chocolate chip cookie the side of my head instead ! How cool is that? • I live by example for my kids and my family • you do NOT have to have a problem to eliminate alcohol or any other altering substance from your life.. I’ve shared my story many times before, I am not only sober but I’m also an advocate for sobriety, so feel free to reach out if you need me.
Happy Tuesday ! Hope you have an amazing day !! 💖 Much love D. #sober #odaat
I was just listening to a podcast about the difference between joy and happiness. I will connect to my joyful presence!
You are exactly where you need to be.
Either inside your mind or out loud say:
inhale: I am
Thoughts will arise.
Let them come.
The mind of doing exactly what it’s meant to do...think.
Let it know you see it by saying the word “thinking” when thoughts begin to distract.
Then come back to your mantra.
Set a timer for 5mins, 20mins
Say this at your desk when the pressure begins to mount.
Repeat of anxiety takes over with the kids and all you have to juggle in a day.
Even a moment of doing this meditation is still doing it.
So that’s a win.
Noticing when you get distracted is being mindful and aware.
There is no losing or doing wrong in meditation.
To attempt is to do.
Because you CAN handle THIS moment.
Because you are here,
Everything else will come
When it comes.
Deep inside, I had feelings of inadequacy and inferiority.
Somewhere along the way, many of us developed strong feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. Deep inside was a voice that continually cried out, “You’re worthless!” Many of us learn to recognize this characteristic of low self-esteem very early in our recovery. Some of us may feel that our feelings of inferiority were where all our problems began.
Whether we learn this low self-esteem in our families or through our interactions with others, in NA we learn the tools for reclaiming ourselves. Building up our fractured self-esteem sometimes begins by simply accepting a service position. Or perhaps our phone begins to ring, and for the first time people are calling just to see how we are. They don’t want anything from us but to reach out and help.
Next we get a sponsor, someone who teaches us that we are worthwhile and believes in us until we can believe in ourselves. Our sponsor guides us through the Twelve Steps where we learn who we really are, not who we have built ourselves up or down to be.
Low self-esteem doesn’t go away overnight. Sometimes it takes years for us to really get in touch with ourselves. But with the help of other members of NA who share our same feelings, and by working the Twelve Steps, we blossom into individuals whom others and, most importantly, we ourselves respect.
#justfortoday #basictext #dailymeditation #recovery #recovering #recoveringaddict #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #wedorecover #addiction #addictionrecovery #addictionisreal #addictionisadisease #drugfree #drugssuck #drugsarebad #cleanandserene #twelvesteps #12steps #12stepstorecovery #workthesteps #itworksifyouworkit #keepcomingback #onedayatatime #odaat #narcoticsanonymous #recoveryquotes #livejustfortoday #wedontrecoverovernight #recoverytakestime
today marks nine hundred days of sobriety for me. nine bloody hundred. when i first decided to stop drinking, i never thought i’d make it to nine days sober, let alone nine hundred.
and yet here i am. .
the most cliched thing you learn in any form of recovery is “one day at a time”. or not just one day at a time, but one minute at a time. one hour at a time. one teensy tiny minuscule moment at a time. and i hated it at first. i remember thinking, “don’t tell me to survive one day at a time! this day hurts! every day is going to hurt! it won’t make a difference!” .
relatedly, i’m currently working with a personal trainer, and at the end of every session he makes me do cardio sprints. i HATE cardio sprints. but just like sobriety, i’ve realised the only way i can get through them is by focusing on that immediate period of time i’m currently experiencing. it hurts like hell, but if you focus and just work on making it through that singular sprint - and not about the seven you have in front of you - eventually you make it through and you’re free to go and lie on the changeroom floor until you remember how to breathe (no? just me?) .
and just like i’ve made it through each of those hellish cardio sprints by taking them one minute at a time, one day at a time is a cliche for a reason. take your sobriety day by day, or minute by minute, or whatever you need to survive that immediate period, and suddenly you’ll wake up with nine hundred days on your counter. .
it’s funny, when you first get sober it’s all about counting the hours, and then the days, and then eventually you rack up enough that it becomes the months, or even years. counting days was so important to my early recovery, but now i only really notice when i hit a new hundred. which is amazing in and of itself. it’s become less of a white knuckled thing to endure and more of just. my life. i never believed it when people told me this would happen, but apparently taking it day by day by day does, eventually, lead you to a place of contentment and recovery celebration. .
now to just conquer that bloody cardio. .
#sober #sobriety #sobermilestone #onedayatatime #odaat #recovery #motivation
Today is a little lighter, after been totally thrown at the meeting. It just shows, do not whatever you do, do not have a relationship inside the rooms, because they will bring their new partner who they basically cheated on you with into a meeting and you will have to sit there, try not compare yourself and try and get a grasp of self worth.
I was full of rage, I wanted to scream and shout and maybe thoughts of physically voilence plauged my mind.
But the fellowship I received, the support and words of kindness and beautiful out pouring of love.
I have to learn too pity them, to pity their lack of recovery, their codepantancy, lack of moral fiber.
But all that said. They deserve recovery as much as i do, and although having to treat them with love and compassion is hard, I will try my best to pity them. I wasn't a victim but a vollenteer, and it's given me an ablity too see my own worth and learn to validate myself and sit with myself, which they don't have the ability do. .
During all this I never once thought about picking up, I used prayer and reaching out to make it through, the love I've received in meetings greatly outweighs the negitivity of two people who don't want the best for me!
12 years ago today I stood at the turning point ... 12 whole years... nights and weekends, birthdays, holidays and so many other celebrations I was allowed to be present for because I am clean and sober. I have made many mistakes in recovery but none of them have led me back to a drink or drug. This day for me is always so emotional and peaceful at the same time. I remember when I couldn’t make it a minute without using and I’ve collected 12 years without it... absolutely insane. God has had me every step of the way even when I didn’t think I could stay sober He picked me up and walked me thru it, There are no amount of words to express my gratitude for the life I have today. Thankful to God for bringing me to AA, and thankful for AA bringing me closer to God. #ODAAT #JULY162007 #sobriety #stoodataturningpoint #icanthecanithinkiwilllethim
As we approach the 2 year mark of my moms death, I felt called to share what has been heavy on my heart, and in my head. If you or anyone you know has been struggling with grief, please feel free to share! You aren’t alone! Swipe to read!! 💜💜