Jan 2, 2020
Only a Thought!
Meditation 5 of 7
Hi, I am Buddy C, and this is our fifth 20 minute meditation in our series discussing cravings. The topic is "Only a Thought.” As an alcoholic, I know what it is like to have cravings so overwhelming that I can think of nothing else. In this series, we are going to talk about a specific tool in each meditation that has helped me in recovery.
Remember, this meditation series comes in a 2 minute emergency meditation, and a 5 minute, 10 minute, and 20 Minute more traditional contemplative guided meditation, focusing on the specific topic for that meditation series. The tools are the same, with the longer meditations giving more time for reflection and shared experience about each tool.
The purpose of this meditation is to look through our thoughts to clearly see the recovery that is at our fingertips instead of focusing on our present circumstances that are causing the illusion that a drink would be a good idea. I know from personal experience that a drink is never a good idea. It is easy to lose sight of this when I am overwhelmed. Hopefully, this meditation will help you form a better perspective.
More about Buddy C.
Even after almost dying from pancreatitis, Buddy constantly relapsed for five years before learning to be powerless over alcohol and surrender. That was in 2008, and Buddy has been sober ever since. Buddy practices AA but has a very open-minded approach to recovery, including hosting The Tao of Our understanding Recovery Podcast. You can also visit BuddyC.org for information on his book, Powerless But Not Helpless, a free daily Tao recovery meditation, and other sobriety resources.
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