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Enter the Cave

“The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damn thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center.” Joseph Campbell 
So, there’s two words we must consider:  “Source” and the “Center”. So, the question is what do these words mean to you and more importantly what is the benefit of experiencing them? Now, if we know the cave is the answer, and it is, what price am I willing to pay? It truly is the avenue of traveling from the Mind (Fear/Cave) to the Heart (Love/Source). Out of the deepest abyss comes the voice of Salvation. Fear is a shapeshifter. It is cunning. And we give it all the power over us. The Cave is the most frightening thing on Earth; until I enter it. 
The Freedom exists where you stumble. There and only there is your treasure. It is the call of Life for you to face it! How much freedom do you want? How much peace do you wish to have? It’s up to you. Unfortunately, know one can walk through your fear for you. …

How to step back and gain perspective

1. YOU HAVE TO STEP BACK
I must remember that I cannot see my ears. If I can digest this fact then I can agree I don’t always see things as they are. Let “Collision” be your guide. If you face collision with other people, circumstances, feelings, relationship etc (which all points to internal conflict) then I must first step back and quiet the conflict. I will never find solution with a disturbed mind.
2. HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN SEE YOUR EARS
Seeking council with others is a practice as old as time can reach. If you’re doing life by yourself I feel bad for you. An open book policy with one other man/woman in your life will yield countless benefits. I must be able to lay myself out; insecurities and all before another human in order to gain proper perspective. Absolute vulnerability is a treasure chest that continues to give. It never hold back.
3. LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Have to courage to know you are literally the creator of your life. You are 100% responsible for your collision. You are also 10…

How to make goals now that you’re in recovery

How to make goals now that you’re in recovery

You’re sober. Now what? The fog has lifted; hopefully. A new world has come into view; hopefully. Life begins to open up! It’s as if life has been screaming at you. Pleading, yearning for you to take up your mat and walk again. That’s some exciting shit. Escape from the hell of addiction naturally breeds vitality into the sober man or woman. Now, the job at hand is to become a caretaker of said vitality and use this newfound zeal for life to build a positive, constructive life worth living. With that said, we’re going to talk about goals! And more importantly how to conquer these goals. In my years of recovery, I have seen a pervasive shortcoming in many in recovery: great starter… poor finisher. Let’s get to it.
Foundation. The stones better be in placeWhen I first got sober years ago I remember a gentleman asking me, “Scott, what’s your favorite color?”. I couldn’t answer him. I had been so deep in a self-constructed prison that personal “…