Try Looking at Things in New and Different Ways

“If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.”  –Elizabeth Bowen

A narrow view, especially one that is attached to an obsession, is going to produce a very partial perspective on life.  Many of us may have come to believe that everyone is always fantasizing, acting out, getting involved in some kind of sexual escapade and being miserable.  That’s the way the world is, but from just one point of view.  And it’s scary!

I’m learning how to reach out to others.  As I do, I see things differently, as if I put a different lens on my camera.  I get a new perspective.  I become an involved, caring, and committed person.  I didn’t know before how life could be so rich and give so much.  Now I see others as well as myself.

What made the difference?  Sanity.  When I stopped seeing others only from my crazy, addicted point of view, I returned to sobriety and love and sane behavior.  I am learning to look at things in new ways and to ask for help along the way.


About Mark Schmitz

Living in Phoenix, AZ since 1995, originally from Brown Deer, Wisconsin. I'm a Gemini born on May 26, 1961. Single, GWM who is HIV and healthy. Spiritually diverse, I'm just trying to stay on the right path to learn all that I came here to learn. That's what my blogs are about - and total honesty.

Posted on September 13, 2008, in Addiction, Change, Chemical Dependency, Drug Addiction, Family, Friends, Hope, Humanity, Life, Life's Lessons, Opinions, Personal Growth, Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: