Sunday, March 6, 2016

Humility and Vulnerability

Hello! I have now been home three and a half weeks from my full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I can't really describe the experiences there but please know it was the best thing of my life. It was the hardest thing of my life. I learned things that will impact my life forever and met people who have deeply changed me. And now, in more ways than before, I feel more like myself than ever before.

Since being home I have thought a lot about recovery. Physical. Mental. Spiritual. Then I get this e-mail from one of the recovery yogis that I used to listen to. And it is about beating addiction, through humility and vulnerability. He talked about how humility helps us to ask for help. And best of all, to know we are not the most important thing so we reach out to help others. And vulnerability helps us to take the scary look at ourselves and see what may be wrong. What needs healing. The steps we need to take to heal. Its a process. But these two are key; there's a reason humility is one of the 12 steps.

I've thought a lot about my own road to recovery and the amazing people who have come before me and with me. 3 year 3 months. That's a long time. Longer than before. And it will last this time. As I stay humble. Choose to include the Lord and be ever mindful of what is going on within me. With that said, some of my secondary addictions are trying to resurface since being home.

But I am choosing to act in my life again. I've always been super open and upfront about my journeys. So I am going to share. Whatever will help. Video logs. Daily treasures and triumphs. I want to utilize the tools the Lord has provided to aid in maintaining recovery. To me these are scriptures, recovery groups, meditation and yoga, therapy, church and temple worship. I want to invite you on this journey with me as I continue to optimal health. :)


Emotional Eating Link 1
Emotional Eating Link 2
Mindfulness Meditation
Recovery 2.0
Addiction Recovery Program
In The Rooms

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