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In our relapse prevention group, many clients struggle with the feeling of failure as a consequence of relapse, feeling crippled with shame.
I am asked often if I am afraid of failure.
I am not.
I do not believe in success or failure. I believe in experiences. Some more enjoyable than others, but all of them opportunities to learn and expand as a person. The terms success and failure are a creation of ego and a social barometer of a value of a person and their choices. I moved away from the labels many years ago. No longer defined by the terms, I am truly free, to live large and be brave. Since letting go of any attachment to the outcome of my choices, or how others view me, life has become an arena of endless opportunities. I hope to inspire others to say Yes. To be unafraid. Take risks. Be uncomfortable. Be brave. Play, Struggle, stand still and hurt and take chances. Through all of life’s experiences, we can evolve into people who inspire others to live without being chained to the limitations of success and failure.
Relapse is not an end but the beginning of someone new. I will stand my post, without shame or pride, hold the doors of recovery open and keep the fire of hope burning. Come home. We are waiting. If success and failure, are illusions, what would you do with your one life? Sober and Shameless, kw #intervention #change #sobermovement #recovery #recoveryispossible #nevergiveup #change #bebrave #sober #keepcomingback