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Experience

"Experience is life's shadow. Learn from it, glance at it, but don't follow it for it leads no where. keep it behind you and you will always see the light." - T

New Worlds Are Born

Don't fear confrontation, go into all you do with an open mind and heart.

... "We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born." - Charlie Chapman "As I Began To Love Myself"

Poems & Songs

"Magical poems and heart songs are born from the harshest of life circumstances. It's as if life reminds us it will not be extinguished by using the pain to ignite the fiercest in imaginations." - An Artist

Bottle It

"Bottle it until it breaks. My dad is going to die before he figures out what he is running from." - Country

Regret Into Growth

"To the spouse of the alcoholic, this is my advice on how to turn regret into growth.... Stay in the moment and don't think too far out right now. Keep trying to do the right thing and (although it is hard) let your good judgement and heart lead, not your hurt or anger. When this is all over someday you need to be able to look back on it and know you did it well." - D

Moment Of Surrender

"My moment of surrender was not met with peace and compliance but with fear and then anger. It surprised me how quick my fear turned to anger. I started verbally attacking those who were trying to help me and threatening no change at all. Luckily, no one believed my insults to be more than a saving-face-chicken-shit-try-to-justify-drinking-keep-people-away-tantrum. I was sober the next day but the anger lingered for awhile." - K

Connecting

"When we emphasize 'following the program' over connecting to the person we are trying to help, people don't stay sober." - G

Disturbed

"If I am disturbed, it means my HP nudged me to go right, but I wandered left. Call me home." - @TwelveDrawings

Successful People

"Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situations and successful people make decisions on where they want to be." - @Racing4Recovery

Lies

"It's hard to be an addict with everyone trying to take away your world. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't receive a judgement or threat from someone who thinks they know me. If your talking to me and I'm using, I probably lied to you at some point. Don't take it personally, I do it to myself too." - G

Be Different

"When I was young, I was told that if I followed my dreams I could do and be anything I wanted. That is bullshit. When I have a kid I'm going to tell them to Be Different." - J