Weekly Recovery Tips

Recovery Tip #1: Relapse occurs not when one ingests a substance, but when one stops practicing. (published on 6/28/13) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #2: In times of greater stress, practice more, not less. (published on 7/5/13) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #3: Dedicate your daily practice to who and what matters most to you. (published on 12/18/13) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #4: The only thing you have to do with feelings is… feel them! (published on 1/13/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #5: All states of consciousness are temporary, including cravings, depression, despair, or even bliss. (published on 1/21/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #6: The purpose of meditation is to cultivate that awareness that is beyond all states—the spaciousness that all temporary states arise in. (published on 1/23/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #7: -to be released-

Recovery Tip #8: Meditate like a rock, exercise like a warrior, love the world and all that is in it as your own being. (published on 1/28/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #9: Become a lifetime scholar of wisdom. (published on 1/30/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #10: God is the light and the darkness. (published on 2/3/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #11: Carl Jung said that God comes through our rejected parts. In Integral Recovery terms, this means that most often we will experience the greatest breakthroughs in the parts of our practice that are most difficult for us. (published on 2/5/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #12: You must ask yourself, “What matters to me the most?” In other words, what is worth living for? And dedicate your sobriety and your practice to that. (published on 2/6/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #13: The disease of addiction is progressive and devolutionary; the journey of recovery and awakening is also progressive, but it is evolutionary. (published on 2/10/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #14: In our inner work, we are often called to simply be with and be present with that which hurts. (published on 2/12/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #15: Your daily Integral Recovery Practice is God's gift to you and your gift to the world. (published on 2/13/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #16: "The wound is the place where the light enters you." ~ Rumi (published on 3/14/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #17: In Integral Recovery, what are we recovering? Our true Self, our best Self, our evolutionary Self. The true measure of our life or our recovery is the love, creativity, and gifts we give―to our world, all beings, and the generations to come. (published on 3/20/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #18 (From Guy du Plessis): Working a recovery program is not about fixing yourself, but rather working towards the realization that there is nothing to fix about yourself. Yet to achieve this realization takes a lot of hard work. (published on 03/27/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #19 (From Dr. Bob Weathers): Cultivate Your Own Personal Artform: "Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." ~ Rumi (published on 04/01/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #20 (From Guy du Plessis): "Addiction, whatever its form, has always been a desperate search, on a false and hopeless path, for the fulfillment of human freedom." ~ Medard Boss (published on 04/10/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #21: To find your path of how to recover, find your calling of why to recover. What matters in your life? What is worth living for? What is worth showing up for? (published on 04/17/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #22: (From Dr. Bob Weathers): "Life is short. Use the portion that's left to deepen yourself…Stay in the presence of those…who not only speak wisdom, but are that." ~ Rumi (published on 05/08/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #23: (From Dr. Bob Weathers): Seek the deeper meaning revealed in your own recovery from addiction. "Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they're given wings." ~ Rumi (published on 05/15/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #24: (From John Dupuy): Easy now -- hard later. Hard now -- easy later. (published on 06/12/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #25: (From John Dupuy): The purpose of life is to wake up and then show up. Booze and drugs simply delays what is ultimately inevitable. Choose in now. It is a lot more fun. (published on 06/19/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #26: (From Dr. Bob Weathers): Learn to hold your ego/self more and more lightly. What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear? "Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear?." ~ Lao Tzu's "Tao te Ching" (published on 06/26/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #27: (From John Dupuy): Meditate today as if your life depended on it. Because it does. (published on 07/17/14) >>Tweet This<<

Recovery Tip #28: (From John Dupuy): Practice is to recovery what drugs are to addiction. (published on 08/14/14) >>Tweet This<<