18 January 2020

GATEWAY to RECOVERY: Shared Courage

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"Some people who survive a life-altering disorder or experience develop special sensitivities, insights, and skills to help others similarly afflicted." - William L. White
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Striving to motivate others is fodder for my own recovery. Brick by brick, a life in recovery is built. Fast and slow, in uncertain measure, the days go by and years of recovery are built. 'It takes a village to raise a child' and I could not have been raised out of addiction (SUD/Substance Use Disorder) by my own bootstraps alone.
I encourage courage because courage will be necessary.
Shared Courage is the Gateway to Recovery.

Delete the Scientific Jargon and the Religious Jargon and pretty much the only thing left, for me, has been others. By myself alone, I am lost, or will and would become lost again.
I LIVE IN A PERPETUAL FEEDBACK LOOP OF RECOVERY. No alphabet soup of the letters on diplomas or sworn testimonials by people of faith are enough alone to keep me sober.
Connection is key.
Recovery is constructed from the debris of the persistent pummeling that is Addiction. I was nothing, left with nothing, when I first got sober. Recovery constructed itself from Ground Zero. 
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This post is a single wave of Recovery, a single inhalation and exhalation, one continuous brushstroke forever repeated. My celebration is solemn, quiet and life-affirming.
Recovery is life itself.
GATEWAY to RECOVERY: Shared Courage.
BECOMING UNBROKEN: Waves of Recovery.
I Live in a Perpetual Feedback Loop of Recovery.
Do what you must, what you will, to get there, stay there and live there.
Recovery is Possible, Doable, Irreplaceable.
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