People who have decided to face their addiction have made a courageous attempt to reclaim their lives and cease self-destructive behavior. But stopping a single behavior does not usually end the disease of addiction.
About a year ago, I attended a publicity summit in New York. Hundreds of authors gathered to meet influential people in the press; morning talk shows, news, radio, and podcasts. It was an exciting but nerve-racking experience.
With so much chaos on our planet, it’s hard to stay centered and positive. It is possible to be calm under any circumstance, if you are willing to embrace truth while practicing being an observer rather than a reactor.
A Course in Miracles teaches that sharing and receiving are the same. Years ago, I’d never thought about it like that. I’d always thought there were givers and takers; each filled a role for the other.