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Old 01-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Touchstones 1/29/2013

Sojrry to post late today. I had a long weekend and then a trip a couple states away to steppings home. But I am right were I belong.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 You are reading from the book Touchstones
We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.
óRuth Benedict

When we first started in recovery, we approached it as we did our codependent and addictive behaviors, wanting to possess it all - quickly and totally - and to do it right. Some of us thought we could learn all we needed to know about recovery in a few weeks. In living with this program, we begin to see we are engaged in a lifelong process. We are in a maturing process and this program is our guide. We can't rush it or move on to the next stage too soon. An apple tree does not blossom in the fall, and we do not expect the newly forming apples to ripen before they've grown.

Our existence in this world is like walking through the woods on a rambling path. We can only see as far ahead as the next bend. We no longer seek some big moment when we finally get the outcome or a "cure" for life's experiences. The experience along the way is all we need.

Today, I will think about the tasks and rewards of this day and trust the future for what is unanswered.
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Awesome read. Definitely needed to see this. I am suffering from the bouts of newly recovered impatience! Not to say I am in a bad place, but things could be better. I need to stop and experience each day and moment for what it is, and try to see the good in it. It's not going to magically appear before me. I have to seek it, but accept the fact that I don't have to understand everything.
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I love this read because it brings me back to my early days when I thought I knew everything. The grace the old timers showed me is something I will be eternally grateful for. In return when I am in a meeting and I hear someone in their first few weeks or so tell all of us how to keep sober, I just try to smile and remember that grace that was shown to me.
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