From the Heart

Blog Post created by chuck-2-20-2011 on Feb 18, 2019

Good morning my friends!


Having been on a kind of forced hiatus, my mind found itself thinking of all of you quite often and there’s a very good reason for this, I think. My thoughts were thoughts of compassion, always wondering if everyone is OK.


For most of us when we find EX, we’re a bit confused and scared of change simply because we don’t yet understand that change enough to see it as a viable opportunity. Many of us don’t really want to quit, but we have to for one reason or another. At first our confidence level is shaky at best, and so we choose to interact with others who might be feeling the same things.


I think when we find a place like EX in this very confusing and trying time in our lives, and meet people just like ourselves who choose to interact with each other, it allows us to see our addiction through the eyes of another and quite often that other person has found their way through the twists and turns of their own addiction. We discover that maybe we’re not alone after all and this gives us the confidence to try to go on.


And believe me, in those first confusing times when our minds are filled with a constant argument and a kind of dread it means a lot to find others who have felt and as such understands that dread.


So yes, this site has been a special place for me. A place where I grew and transformed from an addict into a new found life filled with light, peace, and so much freedom. As such, a piece of my heart will always remain here, in this amazing place that helped me to teach myself how to be free. I will always be here when I can to perhaps make anothers day a little brighter. To show them through my own success that they too can be free! That freedom is there for the taking so long as we’re willing to take that first step into our new lives.


There’s strength in numbers. Always remember to come here first whenever your thoughts might waver from what’s truly in your heart. That heartbeat of freedom that lives just over the horizon as we face each new day until we reach that day where the freedom is no longer a dream. The day when that freedom becomes your beautiful new realty!


Stay true to your heart and before long you’ll be living a new life free from the suffering of slavery. And you’ll be picking up so much along the way that you can use for the rest of your life! There’s nothing negative about quitting. In fact even though it doesn’t feel like it, the entire experience is a positive one because the moment you put out that last cigarette, you become free.The trick is to convince that addicted side of the brain of that fact.


Keep fighting! Keep believing! And never, ever stop looking ahead to where your freedom lies. It’s the decisions you make today that will determine what your future will look like tomorrow. I hope you choose a bright one!