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Old 11-03-2009, 05:34 AM
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Anyone else have this kind of 'peace' with sobriety?
Absolutely, but it is and has been an ongoing process, for me it took time and the steps, cleaning up that wreckage from my past, staying in the present, learning how to let go, thank goodness it is spiritual progress and not perfection.

One of the neatest things I have found is the ability when I am right with myself and the world to be alone and at peace!!! When I was drinking being alone was a very bad place for me to be, the committee in my head would get in an uproar, my past whirling in my head, the anger, the resentments, the fears all flying around.

Peace, at first I did not recognize it because I did not know what it was, sometimes I viewed it as boredom because I no longer had any dramas going on in my life, then I began to realize that life drama free for the most part was not boring at all, it was peaceful. What I had sought in a bottle for so many years and never could find, I found in sobriety and applying the steps daily.

It is so nice to just be able to sit still, look around and listen.......
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