The Stories We Create

Left to our own devices, we can create pretty scary stories when considering what the future might bring. What if this,,, what if that? And for some reason, the most frequent stories I create don’t have favorable outcomes. And for some reason, I can’t figure out why anyone, including myself, would want to do that.Continue reading “The Stories We Create”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Seven

List five small wins from this week. 1. Smoked one cigarette on Monday morning and haven’t had any since. 2. Delivered Meals on Wheels to clients on Tuesday. 3. Celebrated my father’s 87th birthday with family. 4. Attended five recovery meetings, one virtually and four in-person. 5. Celebrated two months of marriage to my wifeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Seven”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-One

Record your family treasures. Write down a favorite family something: a recipe, a saying, a tradition, or a story. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the family tradition that first comes to mind for me is our weekly Sunday lunches (or dinners, if you prefer). These have been a time-honored family ritual from my earliestContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-One”

Shared Reading: “Surrender”

“Surrender becomes so much easier when you realize the fleeting nature of all experiences and that the world cannot give you anything of lasting value. You then continue to meet people, to be involved in experiences and activities, but without the wants and fears of the egoic self. That is to say, you no longerContinue reading “Shared Reading: “Surrender””