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#MondayMotivation: Recovery Is About We

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Recovery Is About We“When I is replaced with we, even illness becomes wellness.” – Anonymous

Recovery Is About We

Traveling this road in recovery alone with only my thoughts and actions would surely be a difficult road to take. How often I have felt lost, scared, and alone wondering how I am ever going to overcome an obstacle or even just live life without help.

Every time I have wanted to change a thought, behavior, or even the direction of my life I have found it difficult to do on my own. This is why I need others support on this road, and why I need my higher power to help me.

On my own, I can’t accomplish these things. With the help of my higher power, I can. I can because I get the power from him/her. My own will power is just not enough and I often can forget that when I am faced with life on life’s terms. I want to fix whatever problem I have, I want to remove the character defects myself, and I want to control things in my life because I am scared of what will happen if I don’t. These are the things my human nature wants me to do. This also the same reason why I need sober supports in my life and a higher power. I can’t do this on my own, and when I do, I usually start to fall ill.

It is only when I remember that there is “we,” that life seems to flow in a much better direction, or maybe just my perception. When I utilize the “we” of recovery I don’t feel so alone, scared, or lost. I feel at peace and OK with the world around me. I feel serenity and OK within me. I tend to forget sometimes that I don’t have to handle all the problems of the world on my own and that I can turn over my stress and fears to my higher power. I know that he/she will help me so long as I keep relying upon them and turning it over.

Just for today, I will replace I with We and turn over my fears to a power greater than myself.

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