Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you! ~ Christian D. Larson
Walking in the journey of life is like walking in the park. As you walk in the park, you get to see sceneries. Some scenes you might not like and it might provoke you at times. Let not this scenes affect you. Walk along the park further and you will encounter scenes that you like. Take your time to rest and appreciate the beauty of such scenes here. Continue your journey of life after you have taken your rest there. Accept the changes of scenes as you stroll in the park. Walking alone is lonely. Walk with a friend, walk with somebody, walk with your love ones. Experience the different feelings you experience each time you walk in the park with different people. There is no restriction on how many times you can walk in the park. You can always walk back to your favourite place and you can also choose not to go back again, and visit another park!
We fear changes in life. We have fear for the unknown. Sometimes a small stirring, an uncomfortable feeling comes into our stomachs and we don't always know what the cause is and we want it to go away. We don't want to hear what it is telling us. Other times a truth yells at us so loudly that we can't avoid hearing it and we know that it is time for change and that scares us too. We want the feeling that the new knowledge creates to go away also. Even though we know that change will be better in the long run, the idea of change itself is what is most frightening. For too long many of us tried to make those feelings go away with alcohol, food, drugs, sex and other dependencies. Even daring to listen to and begin to trust our inner voice is a new and rare experience for most of us in recovery.