Updated: Jun 1, 2020
“Your past is just a story and once you realize this, it has no power over you!“
We know each other, our journey, our pain, the struggles we feel in healing, we all are somehow the same. We are the the kind society once frowned upon, disliked, ostracised, we were not understood, we felt alone and lost. Once we were. Once.
And now a few years hence we gather to celebrate the peace we have claimed over the fight to regain balance and sobriety. We share each other how we are, the endless stories of our Seagull experience( Seagull is a beautiful Rehab treatment facility nestled in the splendor of Tagaytay), the laughter and joys, the tears as we went into the program with each day unveiling the deepest of our secrets, digging the roots of what made succumb to substance abuse.
“There are only two options, make progress or make excuses!!”
We push ourselves , find new ways of living, connecting with the people that wishes the same things in life, that of sobriety and recovery. Muscle aches and all, the morning runs and the money we have to spend to join marathons was all part of becoming, of finding the strength to overcome cravings and relapse. we have to make do and learn to have fun minus the drugs we use to abuse our bodies with just to get that false and damaging hit.
“I do not fix my problems, i fix my thinking. The problems fix by themselves.”
It is always a mind game that you have to dominate over your insecurities. Addiction is a disease of broken will, of lost vision and failed hope. It is a lonely illness looking for a cure that drugs is helpless to give. We search for the energy that allows us to frame our minds to fix itself, positive over negative, light over dark, success over failure. We overcome our weakness.
“You’re only human, you don’t have to have it together every minute of the day.”
“The hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith, it will all be worth it in the end”
to be continued