(Noted with pleasure:) Growing up spiritually

Hello Recovery Friends,

My weekend Blog Pick of the week! Please meet my dear friend and fellow author, Steve Hauptman! He has his 2nd book releasing SOON and his first is a must read! I just enjoyed this new post and is good solid advice… You have to give his blog a visit as Steve has a great sense of “humor” to boot!

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Whether we are hooked on food, alcohol, drugs, sex, money, work, or fame, the impulse to lose ourselves in these things can be seen as a spiritual impulse.

By spiritual impulse I mean a desire to experience a lightness of being, and transcendence that does not take us away from our everyday experience but exists within it. 

For surely, what we long for is not a world beyond this one (which for most of us would mean death), but to find some happiness within the perplexing conundrum of our everyday lives.  We have only to read the works of people recovering from addictions to see that behind the trappings of disease lies a mystical yearning that is as authentic and urgent as that of any pilgrim. 

Somewhere underneath bingeing, starving, exercising, drinking, hallucinating, climaxing, and purchasing, we are desperately seeking a way home to our self.  The longer we…

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