Ask4Recovery - What does it take to become ‘awakened’ in my life?
By LaurenStahl on August 15, 2013
Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…
What does it take to become ‘awakened’ in my life?
There is no direct answer to this question as it is a unique experience for each person. For me, I awoke in a taxi in NYC. I had just engaged in my addictions and began shaking uncontrollably. I thought that was it for me and I remember telling the taxi driver to take me to the hospital. In that moment I knew my life was unmanageable. I could not live on this road of destruction anymore and needed to get help. I could not do it alone.
So the journey of awakening took me to Florida for treatment.
I am so thankful to be where I am today. Fully awake and conscious in my life. The reality is, I am surrounded by people that are not fully ‘awake’ in their life. That use destructive behaviors to get themselves through the day. That numb out and disconnect on a constant basis and it’s always with drugs or alcohol or food. It could be with work, relationships, control. Each person is different and I have to remember that acceptance cures all my frustration, anger, and resentments.
Becoming ‘awakened’ requires a piece of willingness. The ability to see that another way of life is possible. Without that, the paradigm shifts and changes will likely never occur. As humans, we are creatures of habit and our behaviors serve a purpose, even though those behaviors may push us farther and farther away from reality and the ones we love. I am here to tell you it is possible to become awakened if you want to, and with that, life takes on a whole new dimension.
How have you become ‘awakened’ in your life? What works for you? Let us know and join the Ask4Recovery movement.
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