As I write this post, today is the first full day of autumn. It is a time of change. We watch the leaves turn to colors that can brighten our days. We observe light gradually getting shorter and shorter. The temperature gets cooler as a general rule. Changes are truly in the air, literally and figuratively.
As I think about all the changes that are happening now, it gives me pause to meditate. This season is a reminder that things are always in flux in one way or another. The changes remind us that our addictions can get the better of us if or when we let our guard down. In our own personal recovery journeys, we have gained and continue to gain, as we work the steps, the tools that allow us to thrive during these times of change.
Another thing about autumn is that it is only one season. The seasons, like tides, ebb and flow. There is a regular cycle to the seasons. Our lives in many ways mimic the seasons. We live on a planet that is designed for cycles. So as we are in one cycle, let us move into positive cycles of life.
Maybe I am waxing poetic here. Maybe I am being a bit philosophical. I guess what my point is is that just as seasons change, we can also change. I know I feel blessed and grateful to have found new health and life in recovery. Recovery lives and so so I.
by Dale E – PSRC Member (SAA/COSA)