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Sacrifice and Spirituality are not Old-fashioned

Are you willing to sacrifice who and what you are in this moment for who and what you want to become? I’m going to ask you that question again. Are you willing to sacrifice who and what you are in this current moment in time for who and what you want to become? Some people are, and are willing to do so, and some people are not. I don’t know why but when you want to transform your life you must make sacrifices. 

Why is Sacrifice Important?

You have to sacrifice your comfort zone to experience discomfort. You have to sacrifice certain patterns and behaviors and habits you have in order to establish and create and develop new ones. You have to sacrifice certain people in your life, certain toxic people, certain bad influences in order to surround yourself with people that can help you in your healing journey. You must be willing to sacrifice some sleep in order to really take care of yourself and get on this path of transformation. Some people are willing to make that sacrifice and some people are not. I don’t know why we just like to hold on to what’s comfortable. We like to hold on to what’s familiar. We don’t want to sacrifice because we’re afraid if I let go of something then what am I going to hold on to? Well, that’s the beauty of it. When you let go of something you can hold on to anything and everything you choose to, but you cannot grab on to anything new until you let go of something in your past. Sacrifice is a very strong trait of those who are strong, those who are powerful. Not those who are weak. I really hope that with the upcoming spring you take a look at your last 365 days and with the new found inspiration of a new beginning, you say, who and what do I need to sacrifice in my life? And sometimes the sacrifices we make potentially are short term for long-term gain. Are you willing to sacrifice some of your habits that are holding you from achieving the life you want in order to achieve, the life you want long term? So please do not sleep on or discredit the power of the word Sacrifice.

Spirituality is a Big part of Sobriety and Recovery

I think Spirituality a very big component of the sobriety and recovery process. It is one of those polarizing words because oftentimes people connect spirituality with religion. Furthest thing from it. So this morning I went to go get my coffee with espresso shots in it. As you can tell I’m fired up. And right next to it, there’s a gas station right there and by where I live and there’s someone out there that was struggling, and as soon as I walked into the gas station to get my protein bar to have with my coffee he’s like, “Hey man, you got a few bucks?” and I say, “I sure do but first, what’s your name?” and so he tells me his name and I said, “Hey man, it’s really nice to meet you man. It looks like it’s going to be a good day out here,” and he’s like,”Yeah, I guess. I’m just really down and out.” I said, “Well, what’s going on with you, man?” and he kind of shared a few minutes of what’s going on with him and I gave him some suggestions and some resources and you know I said, “Hey, so what do you want from the store?” I’m thinking this guy’s going to say probably some alcohol or something like that which I wouldn’t have gotten for him. I would have given him money and if he chose to buy alcohol I wouldn’t have cared but I didn’t go buy him alcohol but it was different. He said, “Can you please get me two soups? Can you get me some orange juice? And can you get me some super unhealthy cookies or crackers or something he wanted. But I was like, “Yeah man, not a problem at all!” I got him all that stuff and threw a bag of chips in there for him and we had a little one more minute conversation and then I left. I wished him a good day but I’ll tell you this. I’m not saying that to talk about myself because that’s completely not the point. I’m saying it because I want you to know that that conversation was a spiritual act. That conversation was about connection, connection to another human, connection to Life Source. And yes, it feels good to know that you helped somebody but that person walks away feeling seen and heard, and feeling connected.

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality could be going somewhere and helping people, feed homeless people. Spirituality could be sitting down, closing your eyes and going deep within yourself in the galaxy of self, and tapping into the God within which just means the infinite source of wisdom that all of us have inside. We all have something that knows what is right and wrong. Sometimes when people say, “I just don’t know if it’s right or wrong,” it’s like, “yeah you do think about it, feel it,” and they’re like, “oh I guess you’re right. I just didn’t want to admit it.” So spirituality, I don’t know how you access it in your life but please find a way to access it. It is what helps us through dark times. It keeps our candle lit when life is trying to blow it out. It is something that can be found in many different places at many different times, sometimes when you least expect it. People find spirituality through church or mosque or temple or religions, yes of course, but you could find spirituality in places that are uncommon like gas stations in the morning.

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Today is going to be the best day of your life.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.