It looks like Iâ€™m getting my inspiration by disagreeing with others these days!
Yesterdayâ€™s post stirred the pot of controversy a bit. Voicing disagreement is a bit uncomfortable for all involved. The good news is conversation was sparked and everyone came out of it unharmed!
Today, I read one of those inspiring posts from a friend. This was the warm fuzzy kind with kittens and puppies, and gooey hearts. A tad different than Todayâ€™s Step but sill, words of wisdom to inspire and support you, whatever the path you take.
But this one was really long, and full of, donâ€™t do this, and donâ€™t do that. Donâ€™t, donâ€™t, donâ€™tâ€¦. I found it a bit parental and bossy!
Now, as a teacher, Taurus, wife and mostly because I am who I am â€” I admit I can be pretty bossy. But I think I stay more on the â€œdo this â€” or do thatâ€ side of things. (Just ask Ken!)
Then, I thought about what I say to most clients when they complete their treatment and get ready to leave the O.
The morning qigong is a very small part of the work they do in treatment â€” just one tool in a big toolbox full of new direction, knowledge, help and advice, and when we say our goodbyes, I usually say the exact same thing to every one of them.
I stand right in front of them, look them in the eyes and tell them they did good work. That the work they did matters, and that I saw them. Then I ask, â€œDo you know what to do out there?â€ I always get an answer. Then I ask, â€œDo you know what NOT to do out there?â€ A lot of times, this stumbles them.
What we do in recovery is really important â€” what we DONâ€™T do, is what makes recovery possible.
Safe journey everyone.