"These moments given, are a gift from time" (Kate Bush).

1 January 2017

What does recovery mean to me?

Here are some notes that are guiding my process of recovery, in no particular order of importance.
  • Recovery is fun! Doing enjoyable and loving things is central to healing. 
  • Rediscovering innocence.
  • Rediscovering a sense of faith.
  • A systematic way out of endless self-criticism and over-thinking.
  • Non-judgemental: instability and hurt that I have inflicted is intertwined with hurt and instability that has been inflicted on myself.
  • Always accepting responsibility for my own actions. 
  • Refusing to blame my circumstances on others. 
  • Linked with social empathy. Committed recoverers contribute far more to society.
  • A lifelong process. Always a work in progress.