~ RELATIONSHIPS ~
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And let there be no purpose in
friendship save the deepening of Spirit.
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My initial experience of relationships
in recovery was one of wonder and
relief. I was so amazed to find that
there actually were other people who
understood life as I lived it! Until I
walked into the rooms of recovery, I
felt so alone and different from other
people. Finding people who had also
lived the night- mare of compulsive
eating, helped my isolation fade
away. Seeing that they had found a new
way of living gave me hope!!
As I began to share more deeply with my
sponsor and other people in recovery, I
discovered a deeper gift of friendship
in recovery. I received unconditional
love and focused guidance toward the
steps of recovery which would transform
me completely. This was the greatest
gift of relationship that I had ever
known. This was the beginning of the
transformation that invited me to share
the Spirit of recovery with others.
As I carry the principles of recovery
into all aspects of my life, I find my
relationships with all people are
transformed. My character defects no
longer stand in the way of my honesty,
and fear no longer holds me
prisoner. The Spirit of recovery which
has been so generously shared with me,
continues to be shared joyously through
ONE DAY AT A TIME . . .
I will be carried by the Spirit of recovery into all of my relationships.