“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.”
– C. S. Lewis
Changing how we think is imperative if we want real joy in our lives. The recovered life is exactly that, a life recovered from ruin. Once we make the decision to recover the journey begins. The most common recovery program utilizes the twelve step approach. As we progress through the steps we begin to change. We start to think differently, we see life differently, we see ourselves differently and we see others differently. But we must be cautious that we do not rush things. Before we can learn to fly we must learn to walk first.
Too many recovering people attempt to rush the process. They will get involved in a relationship with another newcomer. They go back to school, take on a job that impedes on their meetings, or they get involved with an activity that takes the focus off of their recovery and they fail. Often they are the first to say, “this doesn’t work”! “I can’t do it”! The truth is we can do it, but before we can run we must first walk!
Go, Go, Go…