'Only infinite patience produces immediate effects. ' ACIM
There are ups and downs
And there's darkness and light.
When there's darkness we can feel lost, alone, disoriented, scared, and without hope or any sense of reference.
Recovery in the coaching context isn't about going back to how things once were.
But it is about changing the formula away from our addictions, attachments, our guilt and sense of loss.
Recovery is about coming home to yourself; and perhaps for the first time realising that however scary it's been, we can gently emerge into a lighter way of being.
And whilst it isn't about self improvement, recovery is certainly about emotional nourishment and self acceptance, however alien and uncomfortable that concept may first be to us.
We're all on the same course of life. We don't get to choose what happens. And we're all in our own way, doing the best we can.
And with patience, and a healthy dose of kindness for ourselves, we can get to choose what this life means to us, and with that - fall back into who we were always meant to be.