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Bend With The Wind

September 11
Bend With The Wind

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“We learn to become flexible.. As new things are revealed, we feel renewed.”
Basic Text p.98

“Flexibility” was not a part of the vocabulary we used in our using days. We’d become obsessed with the raw pleasure of our drugs and hardened to all the softer, subtler, more infinitely varied pleasures of the world around us. Our disease had turned life itself into a constant threat of jails, institutions, and death, a threat against which we hardened ourselves all the more. In the end we became brittle. With the merest breath of life’s wind we crumbled at last, broken, defeated, with no choice but to surrender.

But the beautiful irony of recovery is that, in our surrender, we found the flexibility we had lost in our addiction, the very lack of which had defeated us. We regained the ability to bend in life’s breeze without breaking. When the wind blew, we felt its loving caress against our skin, where once we would have hardened ourselves as if against the onrush of a storm.

The winds of life blow new airs our way each moment, and with them new fragrances, new pleasures, varied, subtly different. As we bend with life’s wind, we feel and hear and touch and smell and taste all it has to offer us. And as new winds blow, we feel renewed.

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Just for today: Higher Power, help me bend with life’s wind and glory in its passing. Free me from rigidity.

1 comment to Bend With The Wind

  • avatar admin

    Ahh this is a good one. Bend with the Wind or being Flexible!

    Yesterday I woke up with my niece knocking on the door, slept late, 10am. When I opened the door, I just woke up with her knocking. Knowing that I have yet done any of my postings on about 7 websites, I sat there made coffee and visited with her until noon.

    Once she left I than went to the sites and posted. Late yes, but even with it being late, I wasn’t stressed or upset. Life is what it is and sometimes we have to Bend with the Wind.

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