Spirituality: The Unexpected Gift of Recovery

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work.

As one long-sober sex addict recounts: “When I came into sexual recovery, all I wanted was to minimize the consequences of my behavior. I wanted all my problems to go away so I could go back to my normal life (including my addiction). I was not looking to change my behavior, and I certainly wasn’t interested in the ‘spiritual awakening’ that Step 12 promises. Well, things didn’t work out as planned. I got flattened by consequences. At the same time, because I stuck with recovery, I had a gradual spiritual awakening. Today, I’m grateful for the consequences I experienced because they kept me in the program, without which I wouldn’t have the one thing I now value most in life: a spiritual connection.”

Task for Today
Think about your recovery as a spiritual journey, rather than a means to an end.