Monday, November 6, 2017

weekly theme :: INSPIRATION

Author: Sifu Matt Carver

Ask yourself, "What is my Why?" 

Inspiration comes in many forms. Getting inspired by something or someone get our hearts and minds focused on a single subject. This is great practice for folks with scattered thoughts and lingering ADD. Early in recovery, it is hard to get excited about anything. Our brain receptors are a little fried from over use. But as we begin to settle back into who we are, inspiration becomes a welcomed old friend.

Now, waiting around to be inspired is a little presumptuous. I find when you take a step back and ask yourself, "Why?" the discovery begins. Besides, inspiration can be cultivated and accentuated. Putting ourselves in new creative environments and surrounding ourselves with inspiring people helps propagate inspiration in our own lives.

Getting sober can feel like a backwards fall into boredom and dullsville. But it doesn’t have to be. Finding ways to get excited about life begins as a practice and a routine. Exploring different cultures, or music you never listen to, or learning a language or taking a dance class. Engaging in these new pursuits and flights of inspiration help fill the void left in early sobriety. Often times it is not just the drugs and alcohol that disappears, but an entire lifestyle and identity. Rebuilding this bedrock and filling this vacancy will require inspiration (and some footwork).

Sharing what gets us personally excited is one way to help others find their spark for life. Trying new things and experiences is another. This week let’s have discussions about what makes life so rich and inviting. What makes us want to engage and create? Help our clients rediscover that zest for life that addiction and compulsive behavior extinguished.

Call or stop by Zen Recovery Path. We will be inspired with Art Projects, Kung Fu Classes, Tai Chi, Music group and Movie with Meaning.

126 E. 16th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 759-1930

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