This is another one of my favourite readings from that book.
One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of letting go of what is old and familiar, but what we don't want, and being willing to stand with our hands empty while we wait for God to fill them.
I know this was hard for me. I was used to my codie ways, as exhausting as they were, and it was the exhaustion that left me too tired to try something new, a better way of living.
In the end, it was exhaustion that brought me to my knees to surrender and just give it all up...to God.
Today I know that it can be confusing to sit in that "waiting room" called in-between. Whether waiting for a job or preparing ourselves for a new relationship, there comes a time when we just wait while life unfolds.
Waiting is a healing time, a time of reflection of all that has been and preparation for all that is to come. It is a vacation from "events" where we can just sit with our recovery tools and feel gratitude for the transition.
"In between" is the bridge that takes us from where we were to where we're going, and it's a bridge of courage, faith and strength.