Ralph nailed it. He’s right- what’s in the past and what’s in our future is nothing compared to what is ultimately inside us.
We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.
It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.
Living sober is a very special process. A process that you can easily let yourself get tired of, or one that can lift you higher than any beverage could.
It was a birthday gift in 1985. I have read it every day since. That means I’ve read each meditation somewhere between 27 and 28 times.
Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.
You can be mindful about everything. The next time you go to the grocery store and you pick up those red apples, think about the time it took for those apples to grow, who picked them, and where they came from.