In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through all that...
In the midst of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger -- something better, pushing right back.
-- Albert Camus, The Stranger
Being an addict means I have a disease.
Not that I AM a disease.
Within us all is something good reaching for the light.
When we first get sober it is fighting to survive.
After a while it is fighting to be seen and heard and embraced from within.
Ultimately it is fighting to deepen its roots; to breathe and grow.
And if we remain sober, and make full use of the "spiritual tool kit laid at our feet" well then, eventually, it will ripen, and flower, nourishing not just ourselves but, magically, miraculously, others as well.
-- Mr. SponsorPants