The answer 7/3

On one certain page in a recovery book that I read occasionally, it says that the answer to ALL my problems is acceptance.

I like this…one medicine for every ailment.

The literature states: “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact in my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing absolutely nothing, happens in Gods world by mistake.”

This concept took me some time to understand. I thought if I did not like something that I needed to work hard, blood, sweat and tears to change it. An act of force.

But as I grew in recovery and life my experience has shown me nothing can even change UNTIL I accept it and even appreciate it.

You can appreciate a so called problem when you realize that the problem gives birth to the solution. My addiction “problem” brought me to the solution which is my higher power and an amazing connection to life.

Today I have accepted the bumps, the bruises and the life situations that I once kicked and screamed against. It taught me how to accept myself and then….find the love within.

I don’t kick and scream as much anymore but when I do…I know that the acceptance, clarity and love will be there when I am ready. It’s all within.

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!

16 thoughts on “The answer 7/3

  1. It hadn’t even occurred to me that acceptance does not mean defeat.
    With this post I realize that the struggle isn’t as difficult as I once felt.
    Thank you for altering the very course of…well, my entire life.

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  2. Obstacles like dams deepen our own waters, allow the debris of ourselves to settle and become the means of joy as we overcome their impediments. Life is but a series of these things…

    Love the tenacity of your life…

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