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Beauty in recovery


Buddhist Pema Chodron  spoke on the misfortune of missing beauty and said, “I were sitting at the rim of the Grand Canyon with a bag over my head.” It doesn’t matter how much goodness we have in our life is we’re not taking it in. Many of us are so focused on the “getting” part of our recovery lives, getting into sober living lifestyles, getting a job, getting back to school, returning home to the family. We’re so focused on the getting that we miss the being. In the in between time of working toward the getting we need to learn how to still be happy in our lives, which means pausing and watching the sunset or maybe just a bird. Beauty in recovery is everywhere.

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams – Ashley Smith

When you wake today, May you notice the beauty in recovery. May you pay attention to it.

May you see and honor the tiny, yet beautiful details of life unfolding before your very eyes. May you feel how the earth holds you up, grounds you and gives you something to stand on, something to stand for each day. May you love sobriety and how it feels to be guiltless, and part of a solution rather than a problem. May you smell the coffee as it gradually drifts from room to room. May beauty in recovery find you and be with you and hold you close. May you notice the beauty of the morning air, the smells of new beginnings, of starting overs, of delicious conspiracies you can turn into your reality.

Essentially, recovery is a complex and dynamic process encompassing all the positive benefits to physical, mental and social health that can happen when people with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, or their family members, get the help they need. Beauty in recovery is something amazing once it starts to manifest itself. Nothing is ever lost. It is NEVER to late to get help and change your life around no matter what your life issues might be.

Get in touch with Pathways Plett rehab and find out more about beauty in recovery