Staying in the Moment - Recovered 794
Release Date: 03/08/2017
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A symptom of alcoholism and addiction is an almost complete inability to be present and to stay in the moment. There is a constant stream of thoughts seeking to bring you to the past or into the future. So often, the present is left neglected. Yet, it is in the present where life occurs. So not being in the moment results in missing out on all that is happening around you, now.
When a person finally gets sober, they are often given the daunting task of attempting to stay in the present. They are given a number of valuable suggestions on how to go about doing this, but finding what works for you can take time and effort.
So, How To Be In The Moment?
When I first got sober I found that I really couldn’t meditate well. I would go to meditation meetings and sit there in the silence and sometimes I’d be able to quiet my mind enough, but mostly I sat there thinking about what everyone else was doing. Because of this, I personally had to find other ways to quiet my mind.
I’m going to start with you Matt,
When you heard of the topic for tonight, what came to mind for you?
How did you stay present before program?
How did you learn about the importance of staying in the moment?
How do you do it today?\
Why is it important?
What does being present do for you?
How is this important for your sobriety?
What is the opposite of being in the moment? What results?
Here are some other suggestion, what is your experience?
Playing or listening to music listening to recovery messages
Writing or creating art
Working the Steps
We Have Calls
What would you say to the new guy?