As active addicts we live in fear. We escape and avoid and deny by using, but the fear of living never subsides. In recovery, I use my faith in a higher power to overcome fear. I quit trying to figure out the outcome of situations, knowing that I do not have to be concerned with the result. I do the best I can each day; live in the moment; and trust that something far greater than I will ensure that everything will work out, even better than I could imagine. I pray for guidance, support, understanding, acceptance of all things and the willingness to grow. It’s simple, and it works.
Perhaps the better we feel about ourselves the less selfish and self-conscious we are. When we’re confident, it doesn’t have to be all about us. We quit being so sensitive and quit taking everything personally. We let things slide off our backs. I think I’m getting it. Insanity to Serenity by Tommi Lloyd
As I began the process of escaping, yet again, from my own life, I saw the same cycle of behaviour. Running away from life by using drugs and alcohol or by attaching myself to an inappropriate relationship – anything to take the focus off the actual problem at hand and dealing with it. Insanity to Serenityby Tommi Lloyd