Law of Attraction

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“That which is like unto itself, is drawn”~unknown

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins spoke for the team about his teammate Josh Gordon’s decision to enter rehab, and Hawkins said he was happy Gordon made that choice.”I lost a sister this summer to a heroin overdose,” Hawkins said Friday. “She had been clean for two to three years, doing an incredible job. Talked to her regularly, but the one relapse cost her her life. It was something I didn’t see coming, and it kind of opens your eyes up to what addiction is like.” Inside of Andrew is a piece of all of us whether you are an addict or not. I happen to understand it because I live with a disease that is constantly trying to kill me. It takes work to recognize, and that is what attracts me to AA. Here are people in a fellowship that has no hierarchy, no rules to follow, no org charts to climb, and no governing body. I am simply a member because I have a ‘desire to stop drinking.’ CA uses the same 12 steps but is all inclusive of any mind altering chemical. Both programs work for me and this is where I share my experience, strength, and hope to stay sober. What attracts me is what keeps me coming back. We understand the pain, heartache, and misery of each other’s episodes. We get each other on a deeply personal level. Thru working the steps, I open up and share my vulnerabilities, insecurities, and fears. Nowhere on earth have I found I can do that outside the rooms where people won’t look at me like I’m  crazy. It’s what keeps me free, and that is attractive.  We are attracted to each other to get better, heal, and help others. We sympathize and empathize with the families who deal with wrecked carnage. It’s attractive to see a teammate support a friend all because he’s felt the sting of losing a loved one to this disease. Closing my mind and my heart can cause me to lose out in life. I can miss the true beauty and wisdom in people who at first glance look ordinary. I can miss opportunities and ideas that could change my life. I can overlook danger signs, and sometimes, I can embarrass myself. I have to learn by doing. It’s ok, it’s the law of attraction that works for me, inside of me, and for those around me that binds us all together…good day!…b

 

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