Spirit Recovery is a process that becomes a practice and finally settles into a way of life--being in your truth. It is a way of burrowing down through the misidentifications we have taken on to find real self. It’s an archeological dig to the core of our being.
To practice compassion attentiveness is to be compassionate.
That transformation in one moment in time, from being self-absorbed due to painful addiction to becoming outwardly compassionate, is a first and powerful step to recovery. The many moments that follow are many opportunities for small changes that can have a profound impact on experience, thought, and even personality. Each moment and each experience are networked with thousands of thoughts and feelings. When compassion begins to rise in the ravines of the soul, the power to create beautiful, compassionate experiences is boundless. The exponential effect of acting compassionately then overflows... filling up the lives of family, friends and others in our lives.
Stress and anxiety are at the root of all addictions, which was eloquently communicated by Dr. Kevin McCauley in his film Pleasure Unwoven.
According the NIMH, roughly 90 percent of all primary care physician visits are due to stress related illnesses. I think it’s time we take a closer look at how the West meets the East, or not.
Lets be honest…
Many of us have moments when we overindulge; then, we beat ourselves up knowing that we can do better - or more - when it comes to our eating healthy, exercising, or making good lifestyle choices.