"Being honest is how we finally come to know what used to baffle us about our addiction. When we create a unity between honest feelings, honest thinking, and honest action, we find that we have become honest people."
Answers In The Heart, November 3
I see honesty as the life's blood of my spiritual practice. Without it, I am lost. Honesty is the prerequisite for communing with my Higher Power. Sometimes I feel as if I am in denial and that is very uncomfortable for me. I feel as if denial is a form of dishonesty. I want so badly to be honest in what I say and do, in how I interact with others. I need to realize then that I will find the truths I need to understand my experience when I am ready. Sometimes denial is there for a very good reason.
A Recovery Blog
This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.