Thomas3.20.2010

Pain

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Aug 7, 2019

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning. 

Louisa May Alcott

In times of grieving many of us think that this is a reason for giving up on our quit.

May I suggest that it's the time to use that catalyst of change, which all grief has, to propel oneself into recovery?

There is a fundamental difference between smobriety and recovery. Both entail quitting smoking but nicotine recovery is so much more than putting down the sickerettes. It's that journey that we speak so often here as the best thing that ever happened to us. 

So how do you get onto the road of recovery? Willingness. Just allow yourself to become....an EX!

It's like floating on the surface of water. You let go and trust the process and just float. 

But how do you float in the midst of the waves of life? Surf the waves - don't resist, don't struggle, just surf.

The Push and Pull

John Lennon said it best - Let It be!

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

 

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

 

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be

 

For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

 

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be

 

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

 

These are troubled - even violent times, not so different from the 60s in the social turmoil. Let Love win!

Sometimes I can feel the hatred and anger for my very existence. Let Love win!

I often feel unsafe in so many ways and fear for my family. Let Love win!

 

If you love yourself you will decide not to smoke no matter what! Let Love win!

Give yourself a hug today and stay Smoke FREE! Love is the way!

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments."  John 14:15

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