“What does recovery mean to me?”
Ask yourself this question every day. Write down the answers. It’s more than okay if the answer changes from day to day – in fact, it’s a sign that you are aware of multiple dimensions where you want (and need) to travel. You will find yourself living out your daily recovery according to the answers you provide.
You will automatically find yourself answering this question ion such a way that the goals are immediate and easy to achieve – plus require some stretch.
Over time you will revisit some topics that you find to be persistent, or resistant to your efforts.
This question is a self-guiding exercise in recovery that serves you well – because you are acting independently and honestly, for yourself, in your ongoing process of unfolding what recovery means to you.
Over a longer span of time your answers wil become simpler and deeper. You will have answered most of your obvious recovery needs and will be living more in tune with your true emotional self.
The answer to recovery’s meaning is achieving the state where you finally answer something like, “to be free, calm, loving and effective.”