The strongest rebellion may be expressed in quiet, undramatic behavior.Benjamin SpockIn recovery, we each rebel against our disease. Each day we fight for the freedom to stay close to our Higher Power, friends and family.It’s mainly a quiet battle. It’s fought daily. We fight and win by acting in a spiritual way. We fight and win every time we help a friend, go to meetings, or read about how to improve our livesWe move slowly but always forward. Rushing will only tire us out. Our battle will go on for life.
Once, long ago, when Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Australia was pretty powerful stuff, there was a clinic called Langton. After a period in the Clinic some people, like me, were able to go and live in the 1/3 way house called Silver Lining. This is the former Silver Lining. It is on the cliffs of North Bondi. We had AA and NA meetings in that downstairs room and app 20 of us lived there at any one time.
I was happy there and stayed quite a while. Months and Months. As Old Flo used to say to us ;
HOW CAN YOU DOUBT THE EXISTENCE OF A HIGHER POWER WHEN YOU LIVE ON THESE CLIFFS ?