Tag Archive 'Experiences'

May 19 2009

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Recovery

If you are in recovery, you know that with sobriety comes a new life and constant changes. It took a major change to get to sobriety. That change was a clear choice. If we can make that big a change in our life, we can make any change by our own choice. How we feel and think about our choices are the terms we choose to live our life by.

It is the same for everybody, recovery or not. We have good and great days, difficult and hard days. We have many challenges to face and live through. We can get through anything if we just hold that belief with faith, have clear intentions and thinking, do our part in the footwork everyday and leave the results to something much greater than we are. 

If you are part of a 12-step program, we are fortunate to have access to many tools to help us learn to live our lives on life’s terms, make the right choices and changes we need in our live’s. One thing we learn is that the experience, strength and hope of others is something we need for guidance and inspiration. We also learn that we must share our own experience, strength and hope with others as part of our ongoing recovery.

I would like to share experiences from people in all walks of life. This is with the hope that you will find information, answers and some great resources to help you with making changes and choices in your life. I’d like to help you create the path that you desire, after all it is our journey in life that really counts! I look forward to sharing “Living Life on Life’s Terms” with you.  

 

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May 19 2009

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My Beliefs and Experiences

I believe we create our lives by the choices we make every day. Each of our lives is a culmination of all the choices we have made thus far. So if we aren’t happy with our life today or just want more out of our lives, we can surely change that by making different choices.  

I personally have had many opportunities to learn new life skills on this journey in my life. My personal experience has brought me to living a sober life today, it was a rough journey to get from there to here. You need not be in recovery as I am to benefit from the experience of other’s. I am fortunate to have great teacher’s and mentor’s on my journey.

We have all faced a variety of challenges in life. I believe each challenge presents itself as a lesson for us to learn and grow from. Change is constant, it never stops, something is always changing. We have a choice in everything in our lives. This is life’s terms. How we live those terms is up to us.

My personal experience reveals that change is one of the most difficult areas for the personal growth needed to become the woman I desire to become. It is my experience that change is also the most rewarding time in life. Without change, we are stagnant, we are not experiencing any growth.

Life at its fullest is what my brother Jim termed as the “Four ‘L’s”: living, loving, learning and laughing. We sell ourselves short when we resist the necessary changes or don’t create the changes we want to see. This is not living life. This is a compromise that we need not accept for our lives. We each deserve a fulfilling life, we have the power within us to create the life we want.

We can learn to change our views and beliefs about change and change our choices for the changes we want to see in our life today. What a facinating place to be. Changes, choices, thoughts, beliefs; all things we are actually in control of, or at least how we experience them. To create the life we desire to set the terms by which we live our lives. Living our life on life’s terms is choosing the life we want and the terms we want to experience life by. That sounds a bit complicated when I put it like that. Actually it’s all simply a matter of choice.

It takes an honest and pure desire to create the changes we want in our lives. When we realize that we can change how we experience the unexpected changes and know that we can create the changes we desire for our lives…our live’s are forever changed. Change is the only constant in our lives…think about it.

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