Our Purpose in Sobriety
Before we entered into a life of sobriety, we were perpetually lost. Our sole motivation was to experience the relief provided by drugs and alcohol. Beyond intoxication, we did not consider any sort of greater purpose or reason in our lives. However, when we enter into sobriety and begin a process of spiritual growth, we are finally able to take a look at what we truly want out of life. We open ourselves up to recognizing that our lives have meaning and we do, in fact, have a purpose.
The process of developing and maintaining a spiritual connection to a higher power of our own understanding can seem like a tall order. Overtime, however, our spiritual life grows, and from this growth we begin to recognize that we are valuable as individuals and our lives have a greater purpose. Viktor Frankl, renowned psychotherapist, explains in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, “One should not search for an abstract meaning of life.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement in.” Just as we can develop a higher power of our own understanding, we can create purpose and meaning that is individualized to our specific needs.
Your Purpose in Recovery
Many of us find our purpose in recovery. We find that when we decide to carry the message of recovery to others suffering from the disease of addiction or alcoholism, our lives and our spiritual connection improves. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous explains that when we work with others, “Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends—this is an experience you must not miss.
We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot in our lives.” Perhaps there is no single, ultimate purpose that all people must live by, but we have found that our lives become enriched and fulfilling when we begin to live by the spiritual principles of recovery.
Your life can be one of meaning and purpose when you begin the rewarding journey of recovery from alcoholism and addiction. You can make the decision to seek help today and begin building a brighter future. The Lakehouse Recovery Center differs from other treatment facilities by offering effective holistic care that is individualized, non-institutional, and cost-effective. For information about treatment options, please call today: (877) 762-3707