Recovery: Despite what pulls you down

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A lot of things in life pull you down. A lot of human experience is the experience of loss, hurt, injury and disappointment. Circumstances limit us. We are limited by the social context we live in. We are limited by our history. We are limited by relationships. And too often, for most of us, we are limited by ourselves.

Life can and often is defined by the limits upon us. It seems we are easily the product of our experiences….but….

Life can and often is more than that. We can find life despite what is wrong, despite what is hard, despite what we are told we cant get past. We can find opportunity and promise amidst the greatest deprivation. Ordinary people everyday cope with, and become more than, what often seem like extraordinary circumstances, would allow them to be.

Recovery does not mean things are not hard. It does…

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