Day 2: Desiring Things To Be Different
It is quite likely that you have abused alcohol/substance because you wished things to be different; your own circumstances, the state of the country, the state of the world.
Many people who wish things were different are idealists, wishing to see more good in themselves, in others, in the world. Quite often we wish to run away from reality because we wish things were better – peace, greater harmony, both in our lives and generally.
It is a very fine attribute to desire greater good in ourselves and in the world. However, as we have surely found out, alcohol/substance-abuse does not improve anything at all. It may help us to escape reality for a while, but we always wake up to the not so nice self and world and have to face it. Alcohol/substance-abuse certainly does not strengthen us to improve any situation.
All conditions can only improve by improving ourselves, that’s where everything starts.
We know that when alcohol/substance is not an abusive factor in our lives, we are far stronger, more confident and able to tackle problems and strive to improve things.
“The People Who Change the World Are People Who Have Taken IMPOSSIBLE Out Of Their Dictionaries” – Myles Munroe
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I am a Recovery Coach, Life Coach, Author and Speaker. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.