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Abstinence and recovery are not owned by anybody....

They are rented. And the rent is due every day!....

Most would disagree maybe?.....

Most may say you can buy it and its yours for life....

Maybe why so many have relapses?.....

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!.....

(Written with thanks to my higher power)
Absolutely Darren. Renewing my tennancy for today. JFT Smartie xx
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(24-06-2018, 05:00 PM)smartie Wrote: [ -> ]Abstinence and recovery are not owned by anybody....

They are rented. And the rent is due every day!....

Most would disagree maybe?.....

Most may say you can buy it and its yours for life....

Maybe why so many have relapses?.....

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!.....

(Written with thanks to my higher power)
Hi

Abstinence and recovery are not the same thing.

Yet for me I needed to abstain before I could start the process of my inner healing.

Healing my hurt inner child takes time.

I needed to learn to be both patient and tolerant with myself.

I am a non religious person and was able to heal from very painful trauma moments in my life.

The important thing is to keep with your recovery.

Take every unhealthy habit and turn it in to a healthy habit.

To become more productive yet less obsessive.

To be committed to myself for the long journey of self discovery.

Love and peace to every one.

Dave L

AKA Dave of Beckenham
Thanks for adding to the discussion my friend....

Smartie xx
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Hi

For me Abstinence is essential in order for me to start the healing of the hurt inner child in me.

The addiction and obsessions indicated that I was emotionally vulnerable.

Abstinence was essential in order for me to exchange unhealthy habits in to healthy habits.

My escaping to my addictions and obsessions was a a way of escaping how I use to feel.

The addiction and obsessions did not happen over night.

It was a very slow decline in to unhealthy habits which would make me feel like I was being controled.

I use to feel angry and confused nearly all of the time.

It was powerful for me to invest lots of time and energy in to listening to like minded people.

I write down my needs, I write down my wants, I also write down my new goals.

I have some very healthy emotional skills, I also have some very healthy physical skills, I have invested many funds in getting tools in order to get things done.

Fear and procrastination are not healthy for me.

I often ask myself at the end of each day was I productive.

Love and peace to every one.

Dave of Beckenham
Absolutely Dave, continuing step 10 work for me is a lifeline (a daily inventory)

jft smartie