Surrender is not abnegation of the self, it is the radical, yet gradual acceptance of what is. Once I can accept what is I am free to change what I can.


From Notes on Sobriety - An Atheist in Recovery

(via thenewzeitgeist)


I was up half the night in a place of fear. It was awful. I couldn’t sleep, my heart was bounding, and I was, and still am, completely exhausted. But in this moment, I’m not terrified anymore. I prayed and cried and asked for help. My sponsor shared her experience. I still feel anxious, but it can be ok. I believe it will be ok.