Finding one’s purpose is a common theme in recovery. Purpose gives meaning to life – it gives us a reason to live, a reason to get up every morning. For those of us who have been mired in substance abuse, it can be a positive change to a routine structured around an addiction that is negative and destructive.
“Changing our thoughts, actions, experiences – and in the process changing our brains – is what will finally help us feel satisfied and free of the desperation of not being angle to get enough.”– Omar Manejwala
Purpose doesn’t need to begin as a monolithic adjustment. It can begin as a small, seemingly insignificant task, ritual, or practice. We might not identify the meaning in it at all, initially. Over time, though – with consistency and resilience – we will come to see the value in our efforts and our purposes will evolve.