There have been a couple of events in my life over the last 2 years that have really tested my resolve…. These events have brought me to new places within my recovery. They have opened up new doors that I was always afraid to open before.
They were opened up by higher power because that was what I needed at that moment and I was ready.
What was really brought to the forefront this time last year was how important changing my diet and starting to exercise regularly would impact my positive outlook. Instead of waiting for positive energy to come to me I decided that I would do the work that I had to do to seek and find it.
I noticed that my daily outlook was improved and my overall well being was much better then it had ever been before. This was right after a traumatic life even t also.
Now there has been another life event happen and I have again want to do everything that it takes to not let myself get sucked into a place of sorrow and resentment.
I’m not saying that I am not feeling my feelings… I am letting them wash over me like a wave from the ocean.. The key is that I am not letting myself stay in the water. I am just letting it wash over me and then let the tide recede.
This time I have integrated something new to my overall spiritual practice… and that is Yoga! I know what you are saying… how could you get help with yoga?
I can tell you that I was pretty skeptical of yoga before I started practicing it. There was one thing that I knew about it. I knew that it was something that people that I know and love really swore by. I have read countless articles and testimonies of people that are in recovery about the immense impact that it has made in their recovery. I knew that the only thing that it could be for me is positive.
I decided that I was going to do anything that it took for me to keep myself in this positive self loving state. I knew that was where I wanted to be. I was going to use diet, yoga and just plain loving myself to accomplish this.
It has only been a week and I now know why these people that I love and respect have put such a high value on yoga. I will let you all know how it is going in the next couple of weeks.
I am very grateful that my higher power had given me the strength to overcome the fear that was keeping me from trying it.
What helps you stay positive?