Beauty

Beauty and Emotional Sobriety

Beauty Emotional Sobriety

To me in recovery beauty is in the mental and physical transformation that happens when we properly work on emotional recovery. The transformation in a persons character and behaviors become humble and their ability to understand themselves and other addicts on a much deeper level. The humility in overcoming a rock bottom makes us grateful for life on life’s terms because they have lived a shallow empty life on their terms that didn’t work out. When we live in love for the little things in life and we become content and present with ourselves and live in the moment, we can feel the vibe of serenity in the surrender of our behavior. To me, that is the beauty of the gift of desperation that God gives addicts in recovery.

Finding "Beauty" Beyond Materialism & Physical Appearance

Beauty Sunset

To me, the meaning of the word beauty has changed quite a bit since I became sober.  In my addiction, "Beauty" was all about physical appearance or material things. But, now, I see the world differently.  I see beauty in the relationships I’ve built, connecting with people, & experiencing God's creations.  When I was using, I couldn't see that God made this earth so beautiful nor could I ever fully appreciate it; the ocean, the trees, the hills; the mountains. Today, one of my favorite things to do is to look at the amazing sunsets & the stars in the sky and try and take in all of its beauty.  Additionally, I appreciate the beauty in my connections with close friends and family, and how beautiful it is to experience forgiveness from these people, even after all of the things I’ve done in my addiction. I am still a work in progress, and at times I still look to outer beauty or material things, but, today, my eyes have been opened to the depth of the meaning of the word beauty and I'm grateful for the new vision that sobriety has given me .

Beauty-"A Life Worth Living"

Beauty & Spirituality

To see the beauty in a life worth living through the lenses of recovery is something that comes after a thorough introspective look at oneself. In the past, not taking the time to see all parts of myself was detrimental to a sustained recovery effort. It was only with the help of a power greater than myself was I able to uncover a vision for myself where I wasn’t in complete control and my will was turned over. This freed my from the bondage of self, for I was freed from a self imposed mental prison where I could finally have a open mind and cultivate a healthy, working spiritually. I still have much to work on and discover, however I am able to see more beauty, hope and vision for a life worth living.

Beauty- God's Gift in Recovery

Beautiful South OC Detox

To me in recovery beauty is in the mental and physical transformation that happens when we properly work on emotional recovery. The transformation in a persons character and behaviors become humble and their ability to understand themselves and other addicts on a much deeper level. The humility in overcoming a rock bottom makes us grateful for life on life’s terms because they have lived a shallow empty life on their terms that didn’t work out. When we live in love for the little things in life and we become content and present with ourselves and live in the moment, we can feel the vibe of serenity in the surrender of our behavior. To me, that is the beauty of the gift of desperation that God gives addicts in recovery.

Beauty in Healing

Beauty

Beauty is an essential part of proper healing. To heal one needs to realize the beauty in everything. Whether it is recognizing the beauty in a great day to the not so recognizable beauty that is masked with the overwhelming natures of anxiety. Being able to recognize beauty in any day can switch the mentality and ultimately change a bad day to a good day. Beauty in healing is appreciating and being grateful for things that are often taken for granted. Beauty is waking up in the morning, experiencing a sunny day, and having food in one’s stomach. Beauty is having people who care for you. Healing itself is beautiful in nature. Growing and being open minded towards being a better individual is beautiful as is needed for proper healing.