It’s easy to see our addiction and our recovery as only a personal issue. Nobody cares if I eat another piece of that. Similarly, it can seem that nobody really cares if I don’t. But there’s such a difference in our being-ness when we are abstinent. We are lighter, clearer, calmer. And that makes a difference to everyone around us.
They may not know that abstinence is what’s making the difference, but they will appreciate what we can offer in the peacefulness that abstinence brings us.
What differences in your being do you notice between abstinence and addiction?