“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”
– George Bernard Shaw
In the beginning of the recovery process we are content to stay clean and sober. We must be patient with ourselves and condition. As we progress through the years we must stay the course and develop a fresh outlook on life. I have witnessed far too many men and women that began to rest on their laurels simply disappear into depression, relapse, ambivalence or anger. My friend Jack recently celebrated fifty years of continuous sobriety, he is 80 years old and continues to strive for living life to the fullest. His mantra, “life is meant to be enjoyed and not to be endured”.
Recovery is the beginning of our new life, striving for excellence is imperative. We strive for spiritual progress, progress throughout all areas of our lives. It is when we stop striving that we begin dying. For the alcoholic or addict this is certain death. Not just a physical death but an emotional death. The walking dead! If you want a happy, joyous and free life continue to strive in all areas of your life! Because, life is goooooooooood!
Go, Go, Go…