Willingness is Like Faith
“The readiness is all.” – William Shakespeare
Willingness is like faith. We know it’s real because we experience it, but we can’t define it. Nonetheless, the sense of humility, surrender, and peace that accompany willingness are our indicators that it is real, indeed.
A recovering addict who recently finished treatment told this story: “I was walking downtown and I got at least three offers to buy drugs and have sex. I said no. My willingness at that moment was to say no.”
We move forward often without knowing where we’re going. But in those rare, shining moments of willingness when we conform our will to the Universe’s, we see our direction clearly. And we are transformed.
Posted on March 25, 2009, in 12 Step Program, Addiction, Chemical Dependency, Drug Addiction, Life, Life's Lessons, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Purpose of Life, Recovery, Spirituality and tagged 12 Step Program, Addiction, Clean and Sober Life, drugs, Faith, Humility, peace, Personal Growth, Readiness, Recovery, Rehab, Sex, sobriety, Spirituality, Struggle, Surrender, Tough Times, Transformation, Treatment, Willingness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.