Today’s inquiry is from our community member, Rebecca, who says, “alcohol is not ruining my life, but I can’t stop drinking.” This is specifically important for those in recovery, and yet relevant for everyone else.
Because this inquiry is for the person who does not identify as an alcoholic. This is for the person who isn’t going to necessarily end up at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This is for the person who is able to stop drinking for a week or two, but find themselves going back to it again, and again, and again.
The severe alcoholic in one respect, in one single respect, has it easier than anybody else: because there’s no question that they have a problem, and there’s no question that they need to change. But we do not agree with the premise that people need to be utterly broken in their life in order to try something new.
What if we didn’t judge drinking as good or bad? What if we just reflected upon our own experience, our own feelings, and we can make a decision for ourselves from that place? Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing?
Whenever you wake up, it’s morning. So we’re never behind; we’re right where we need to be.
– Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
- The concept of a “high bottom”
- The definition of a teaching, and how it applies universally
- The importance of practice in recovery, and not looking for a specific “end date”
- Misunderstandings around alcohol
- Light, medium, and heavy drinking
Addiction is part of everyone’s journey, but recovery is not.
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