Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. When I first saw this quote I had to read it a few times before I really understood it, but I really liked it. Here it is explained a little simpler. Putting my spiritual practice into my whole life is what leads to emotional sobriety. And what is emotional sobriety? Accoriding to SoberNation, emotional sobriety is "being able to deal wth strong feelings without resorting to addictive, compulsive, or destructive behaviors." In one of today's readings it said, "Real sobriety is emotional sobriety." (from Walk in Dry Places) And it is so true, because if I'm not, I'm just a dry drunk, and that's emotionally unhealthy. Learning new ways to deal with feelings is important. Having a good support system is also, but being mindful, and not "future-tripping", is too. But I really believe my spiritual mindset and daily practice is what is all comes down to. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
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I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.