Meditation: One Breath at a Time
For years after I quit drinking, I dreaded coming home to my empty apartment. Without the company of a bottle of wine, I faced loneliness, restlessness and uncertainty. My impulse to anesthetize myself, to drink to avoid my feelings, stayed strong and troubling.
Many turn to the 12 Steps to help them cope. Instead, like a lot of “dry” alcoholics, I repressed my cravings through shopping, eating, exercising, sleeping and dating jerks. This got me through hard times in much the same way drinking had.
Thanks for this! I was a meditating machine at one and a half years of sobriety but today not so much. Typical me. Quit things that make me feel amazing. But I’ve slowly started again and this article helped so thank you!
Thanks so much for this comment! What I love about meditation (and truly any choice we can make to take care of ourselves) is that we can always begin again. The only barrier is ourselves! Again, thanks for your comment and thanks for reading!