Friday, 17 October 2014

Recovered or recovering? In a nutshell.

Recovered but not cured; the maintenance of the state is contingent on action to maintain my spiritual condition today.

I don't suffer from the symptoms of alcoholism any more.

I have a full range of human emotions and difficulties. These are features of the human condition. They are not alcoholism. Alcoholism is an obsession with drinking and a peculiar physical reaction that compels me to continue despite the deleterious consequences.

I have not recovered from the human condition, only alcoholism.

1 comment:

Charlie Haviland said...

A good, sober reflection of having had recovered from a hopeless state of mind and body. Why in the world, after years of practicing active recovery, would I want to represent to the newcomer myself as still sick?