Love Is What Recovery Is All About ?

July 11, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on Love Is What Recovery Is All About ? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Everyone who loves has been born of God. (St. John) Love is what recovery is all about! Loving your self and loving others! Isn’t that what life is all about? Poets and saints through the ages have espoused love as the most fundamental element in the human experience. Love can be difficult to define and • Read More »

Giving Is At The Heart Of The Matter !

July 4, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on Giving Is At The Heart Of The Matter ! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Give, but give until it hurts. (Mother Teresa) Giving is at the heart of the matter. It is by giving that I receive. I want to give back now what has so freely been given to me. I thank the people in my life who have given me so much. I learned how to live • Read More »

Freedom To Be Myself !

July 1, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on Freedom To Be Myself ! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) When I was a younger man I thought freedom was being able to stay out all night and come and go as I pleased. My definition of freedom has changed in recovery. I experience freedom now as doing what is right • Read More »

The Courage To Change In Recovery !

June 27, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on The Courage To Change In Recovery ! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers! (Dorothy Bernard) The courage to change my life is important but the courage to change myself is probably more important. I came to a place in my life where I was at “rock bottom”. I was depressed, lonely, and confused. I have experienced how courage has helped • Read More »

Acceptance: A Most Valuable Tool In Recovery !

June 24, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on Acceptance: A Most Valuable Tool In Recovery ! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Deepening your acceptance leads to good fortune. (The I Ching) Acceptance has been a most valuable lesson in recovery. Acceptance has become one of the main tools that I use to live a sober life. I accept the fact that drugs and alcohol were a problem for me. It has taken courage and honesty to • Read More »

A Suggestion In Early Recovery!

June 22, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on A Suggestion In Early Recovery! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I was once given a suggestion by a wise sober friend during my early recovery from drug addiction. This friend suggested that I go deep into the woods, find a tree stump to sit on for several hours, and to think about where I came from, where I was now, and where I wanted to • Read More »

Pretty Plane Jane

February 15, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on Pretty Plane Jane | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I love to write poetry on Valentine’s Day! Have you ever heard of the band, Jane’s Addiction? Well this is about Jane’s Recovery! PRETTY PLANE JANE JANE USED TO FLY HIGH LIKE A PLANE TRAVELING FAST AND ABUSING HER BRAIN. WOW, HOW’D YOU EVEN SURVIVE IT JANE? I FINALLY CRASHED, WENT DOWN THE DRAIN, HIT • Read More »

A Deep, Strong Foundation!

February 12, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on A Deep, Strong Foundation! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

We are each made for goodness, love, and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths. (Desmond Tutu) If we want to live sober and really build a strong recovery, then we have to build a deep, strong foundation. A building with a weak foundation will • Read More »

What About Asking Powerful Questions?

February 8, 2015 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on What About Asking Powerful Questions? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Seek Your Answers With Powerful Questions! -Stacy Jenkins Explore and discover for yourself the powerful and amazing way that asking yourself a powerful question can help you create a more happy and successful life. Who are you being? Who are you becoming? Hold the big picture open for as long as possible by asking yourself • Read More »

The Power of Forgiveness!

October 2, 2014 | By Greg Wilson | Comments Off on The Power of Forgiveness! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

There is no peace without forgiveness. (Marianne Williamson) I understand the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is an antidote for resentment and self-pity. The toll that unresolved anger took upon my own emotions and mental health was enormous. Forgiveness brings healing to the body and mind. Forgiveness was my way to find peace. I had to • Read More »