Survived It For A Purpose!

June 11, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

No Pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. (Helen Keller) Onward and upward, piercing the darkness and leaving light for the whole world! I had many near death experiences, but I am a survivor. I have the will to • Read More »

Cultivating The Garden of The Mind

June 6, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The sluggard and the self-indulgent can have no knowledge of truth. (James Allen) Many years ago I began a journey into the darkness of alcohol and drug addiction. Addiction took me to a very dark and lonely place. I wonder how many people are there now? I learned a lot about the darkness and I • Read More »

Recipe For Sobriety: 3 Essential Ingredients!

May 30, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

What you are is God’s gift to you; what you do with yourself is your gift to God! (Danish Proverb) There is more to recovery than just not drinking alcohol or using drugs. I was once asked by someone if I was ready to start growing up rather than throwing up. This implied that I • Read More »

Obstacle or Opportunity in Recovery?

May 26, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Frustration can be a great teacher. (Greg Wilson) Frustration can make you feel like a failure, or frustration can be a stepping stone to self-mastery. This is the challenge of frustration! Frustration can be considered an obstacle or an opportunity. Frustration can be good or bad, depending on how you perceive it. Yelling and screaming • Read More »

What About A Support Group?

May 15, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share! Maya Angelou My life was transformed by the Alcoholics Anonymous Program. I do not know where I would be today if I had not had the support and guidance that • Read More »

Giving Back Is a Cornerstone of My Recovery.

May 7, 2016 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. (Aristotle) I was recently involved in a project to help raise money for charity. We decorated and painted a chair to be sold in an auction. The chair was painted in many different colors and had the “Serenity • Read More »

Learning and Growing in Recovery!

August 25, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. (Benjamin Franklin) Ignorance is lack of understanding, not being aware, not knowing, or not being informed. Ignorance is being in the dark! Knowledge is power and light. When I was in the Navy, I worked on the flight deck of an aircraft • Read More »

Real Eyes!

August 18, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It is more important to see the simplicity, to realize one’s true nature, to cast off selfishness and temper desire. (Tao Te Ching) I woke up one day and realized what I had been doing to my mind and body. I realized that my life was going nowhere and I felt very empty inside. I • Read More »

Are You Awake Yet ?

July 25, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“We see things as we are, not as they are.” (Leo Rosten) Are you conscious? Are you aware? I am changing my perceptions to change my life. I take a daily inventory of myself and become conscious of my thoughts, words, and actions. I work on purifying my consciousness. Health and harmony or disease and • Read More »

Ignite The Healer Within You!

July 15, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. (Anonymous) Let it out! Talk about it! Ignite the healer within you! Let your thoughts and feelings come to the light. It can be so therapeutic and healing to vent and process thoughts and feelings. I was like a human garbage • Read More »