Category Archives: Recovery

What Do You Believe About the Meaning of Life?

What if you were a plant, what would you be?

Why not flowers?  They are so beautiful.

As you sink deeper and deeper into the meaning of the following poem, you may discover purpose; an escape from porn addiction.

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Death. Life.

Few days; much trouble

Flowers withering away

Like fleeting shadows

At least, trees have hope; cut down

Stump dies; scent of water; buds

 Jot down the poem on scrap paper and look at it throughout the day.

Ponder the words of hope.

Meditation

Job 14:1 – 14

Thank you,

Dale Criswell

P.S. How did the scripture in Job affect you?

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Addiction Recovery: Cautious Envy; Affectionate Peace; Proverbs 14:30

 

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Peaceful mountain stream flows through lush forest , Doi Inthanon National Park Thailand

 

Peace Offers a Host of High Energy Emotions.

What does pornography offer you?

Long-term emotions, what Low Energy Emotions Does  pornography deluge you?

Proverbs 14:30  New International Version (NIV)

30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

Peace comes to those who find recovery from addiction.

Thanks,

Dale

Addiction Recovery; The Biggest Problem with Arriving at the Pinnacle

As You Read the Following Poem, you will witness an unseen beauty.

The beauty is right inside you?

Suppose you could find the one secret that gives you hope, what would you do for it?

Ponder each verse of the poem to feel the meaning for your life.

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Where Does One End?

Can any Bargain

Follow the heavens beyond

Enlightenment; Is

Difficult or easy, Why?

Ants never reach  pinnacles

There are very few people who reach self-awareness.

Critical thinking comes from asking questions, and understanding comes from self-awareness.   Having awareness opens understanding to your purpose.

320px-Michael_Spiller_-_twisty_forest_paths_(by-sa)Where do you want to go?

What do you what to do?

Who do you want to become?

Whose love do you want?

Joyfully explore the feelings that you are feeling.  God guides you through your conscience.

Very few people reach the zenith of self-awareness.

Thank God that you are not an ant.

You can Look beyond the earth into God’s heart for enlightenment.

Meditation

Psalm 145

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Thanks,

Dale Criswell

How to Have Strength in Addiction Recovery

Broken wing; flight stops

Weary, builds her strength; there’s hope

Fly; fall; try again

Young eagle grows tired; still hopes

Everlasting God gives strength

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Soaring High; Broken Wing

 

Meditation 

Isaiah 40:28 – 31

Instruction for a four minute Meditation:

  1. Read poem out loud.
  2. Emphasize words that have meaning to you.
  3. Breathe deeply, exhale during reading, and meditate.
  4. Silently read poem to the rhythm of your breathing
  5. Having eyes closed, remain silent.
  6. Probing your heart, ask, “What does the poem mean to me?”
  7. Throughout the day, you may continue to ponder the meaning.
  8. Thank God for His compassion, wisdom, and comfort.

Thanks,

Dale

Recovery Is Timeless; You Simply Are

At the conclusion of the following poem, you will experience the meaning of “now.”

Keep reading and discover how recovery is timeless.

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Your Recovery

Yesterday, I grow

Today, I know … I am choosing

Tomorrow, wheat plants

World, earth, mountains, dust, me, dust

Soul, spirit and timelessness

Meditation

Psalms 90:4 – 6

Thanks,

Dale

When You Recover from an Addiction, We Are Woven Together

As You Meditate on the Poem,

You Discover the Meaning of We.

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The hanging bridge

Creeping Vines

Entwine our Life.

–Basho, 1644-1694

Thank you,

Dale

God’s Glory Is Your Recovery

The Right Hand of God frees souls from addictions.

As you read this poem, meditate on how the power of

God is greater than the universe.

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God’s Comfort Brings Peace

Soul’s music sings fresh tunes

Sunrise, Lyre, harp awaken

Higher than heavens

Love’s faithfulness reaches skies

Right Hand Saves Souls on the Earth

Meditation

Psalm 108:1 – 6

Thanks,

Dale