Simon, from Journey of an Alcoholic, mentioned something about the cyclical nature of recovery and life in general in one of his comments here recently. He also recently wrote a follow up in a post called “Circles”. I found this inspiring and was going to do a post on this as well, writing about the ups and downs of recovery, and the idea that there is flux in our journeys. The concept of the seasons of recovery puts things into perspective for me, especially as I gaze at the last month or so of my own journey. Simon’s comment also had me remember about a video I saw a year or so more ago from Don Coyhis, a recovered alcoholic. And Native American. I have enjoyed Don’s tapes in the past, and this video describes the perspective of the four seasons and recovery. You needn’t be in 12-step recovery or anything like that to get something from this talk of his, in my opinion. It really has given me something to think about this weekend, and pretty much says it all for me, so writing about this all is moot, as he covers a lot here. Enjoy.
Thanks and blessings to you all,