Keep two truths in your pocket and take out the one you need as necessary:
“I am but dust & ashes”
“For me the world was created”
Just keep swimming. Even when the storm hits, the worst thing you can do is stop. When you stop, you sink. Even when you’re beat down, just keep swimming.Isabel
When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.MATT SAFFAN
I’ve always had anxiety. To calm it down, I used to get wasted or spend money trying to cover it up with something else. Seven months ago, I went sober and am learning how to listen compassionately to my inner anxious voices. What I’ve learned is that it’s always about shame or fear. What I’m learning is that I can face those fears and resolve them instead of trying to sweep them away.
The parts of myself that emerged when I was drunk were parts I loved but was scared to show. Now, I’m learning to love my whole self, all the time. I never thought I had a substance abuse problem, but recovering is transforming my life.
Love all the parts of you. They deserve it. It’s how we heal.CANDACE
Brick by brick, stone by stone, you are the person who builds the person you will be. Look ahead and build with intention. Mistakes can be corrected. Loss enshrined or built over, depending on what you need and who you need to be. Build of yourself a garden, a monolith or a simple shack by the edge of the shore, but do it by choosing.
No one else can be your architect.
No one else can see the shape of you with the clarity you can.
All things come from choice.JI