Without action, very little happens. Whereas the A in MAP originally stood for and, it became the letter for Action, something distinctly lacking in my life; so this certainly became a higher level consciousness. And while my action is still somewhat tentative, it is a far cry from the tendency to read and write to the exclusion of activity.
Theory is necessary, but unless put into practice it is not all that useful. It is said that knowledge is power, but again unless it is either imparted to others or applied it remains just knowledge – interesting but not necessarily functional. On an individual level it is so that like in most aspects of life balance is beneficial. Action can be an art as well. It is all very well to just act immediately, but sometimes the better option is to ponder and consider before taking the step of action.
Question time: What small action can you start today, that will make begin a positive shift in your recovery?
Source: A SANE MAP - My Journey in Recovery from Addiction.
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