The Janitor Bodhisattva

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Talking to this guy gave me a tingly feeling. Like I️ really wish I️ was that happy and could take such joy in the mundane. That’s something to work on. [ Read More... ]

Struggling with God

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I’m an Atheist. I don’t doubt the power of God. I don’t believe in God(s). Any of them. My ideas may not have worked, but the idea of a force in the sky that doesn’t exist won’t work either. [ Read More... ]

The Lord’s Prayer

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The AA group I am in is called “Open Minded Mens”. I’d say about half of the group is LGBT. And the majority is non-religious. Visiting a group on the East Coast, obviously they are very devoutly Christian, so it was an interesting experience. [ Read More... ]

Peace With Every Step

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I’ve known about Buddhism since college. But I haven’t been good at practicing. It made me feel spiritual to call myself Buddhist but I wasn’t living the Dharma. The last few weeks I’ve really been making an effort to live my practice. Like many other people, I’m constantly distracted. Stressed....[ Read More... ]

Week 3

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Tonight was my third Monday meeting. I really like the guys I’ve started hanging with. Tonight they drug me to Target with them after dinner and it was a lot of fun. I’m glad I went. [ Read More... ]

Step Zero

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Today marks two weeks sober. And this week I will formally begin Step 1 with my sponsor. For a homework assignment, ask yourself the following questions: (1) Do you want what we have?  In fact, ask yourself, what is it that we have?  What is it that you want to...[ Read More... ]

Buddhist Recovery Week 2

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To supplement my AA meetings, I’ve been going to the local Buddhist temple to their recovery meetings. This week I arrived on time and sat in the front. But I still didn’t speak. [ Read More... ]

First date sober

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I mentioned in my first post that my catalyst to stop drinking was my 10 year high school reunion. I didn’t elaborate. But let’s just say I was a complete mess and this love interest showed up and took care of me and got me home safe. Terrible first impression....[ Read More... ]

Mindfulness

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I’ve known since college Buddhist Philosophy class that meditation and mindfulness is the way to go. That meditation is the way to end the suffering. But until recently I’ve never actually worked on developing a spiritual practice. [ Read More... ]