Space is Grace 1/7

On my morning walks with God, I am fortunate enough to live right on a golf course that provides tons of space and beauty. Winter is here so the golfers are gone, the geese come back, the hawks and wild life are very happy.

I love the green colors and the space.

There is something about space that feels like freedom to me. It provides a more clear vision and the ability for me to see at great length.

Sometimes, often really….I find myself needing space from others. I used to feel guilty about this. But today I do not.

Today I understand that space is something that my unique individual self needs to feel ok. It is perfectly ok if others do not understand it, because it is not for them it is for me.

It has really nothing to do with them.

I am getting to learn what I need to be comfortable in my own skin. This is important because in active addiction I did not know what I needed or who I was.

Recovery has provided me with the freedom and space to figure things out. It has provided me with the awareness of what is needed for me.

There is also a space within…this is my favorite space. But when I am caught up in life with this and that, the noise can cloud it for a bit.

I return to that space within, replenish and then go play with the others.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

23 thoughts on “Space is Grace 1/7

  1. I need to take a page from your book. I struggle to ask for solitude time, not wanting to ‘hurt someone else’s feelings,’ while ignoring my own need. In truth, solitude, being alone in nature, is the time when I can talk with spirit, no need greater than that.

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    1. Ohhh Eliza it has taken me years of constantly learning the value of taking that time – verses what happens when I don’t. If I don’t take that time with spirit to connect – then watch out ha ha it’s not pretty for me or whomever I encounter. But most of all – I pay the price❤️and when I need extra space and time I am learning to take that as well – it feels to good not to and I’m starting (just starting) to treat myself much better❤️💜❤️🌈⛄️⛄️⛄️

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  2. Solitude. Silence. It seems these are rare commodities today in our noisy world. So many things demand our attention, but we should be attentive to self care; to giving ourselves the freedom to be comfortably alone with ourselves. Great post.

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  3. Your first line, the very first line “On my morning walks with God,” itself is everything. Walking with God!! It is a great thought in the inner sphere of Mind. Not an easy thing to Walk with God. Therefore, I bow down to you for this particular line. 🙏🙏
    This is 100% true for me what you have said: “Sometimes, often really….I find myself needing space from others. I used to feel guilty about this. But today I do not.” .
    Right
    ! no guilt feeling.
    There is also a space within…this is my favorite space. But when I am caught up in life with this and that, the noise can cloud it for a bit…………………….This also true for me.
    I therefore realize that it happens when we walk with God, not only walk, eat with God , Sleep with God and all the acts in the Name of God, keeping HIM inside my Heart❤️.
    Best regards.
    So happy with your this excellent post, so happy, can not express. You just understand from your inner space what I could not write back.
    Best regards!!!🙏🙏🙏

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  4. Excellent post. It sounds to me like you would be an introvert (in the Myers-Briggs personality type sense of the word). It’s easy for introverts to be tempted to think that there is something wrong with it, that we’re being rude or antisocial when we prefer time alone over loud, action-packed social events.
    We need to know really who we are–how God has “hard-wired” us–so that we can make best use of our abilities, time, and lives.
    Thanks for sharing this insight.

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    1. Thank you Michael- I am constantly learning things about myself & as of late the freedom of loving those things has been more prevalent rather than – as you said being tempted to think there is something wrong with me❤️💜❤️I am embracing these things – thank you for your thoughts and kind words 🦋💜❤️

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