All Miseries



”All men’s miseries

derive from not

being able to sit

in a quiet room



~ Blaise Pascal


Quiet the noisy mind.

When my sponsor said this for the first time

I had no idea what he was talking about.

When it was explained I knew exactly

of what he was speaking about, the resident rodents

in my head that were always running around

on that squeaky hamster wheel.

They were the addictive thoughts always creating

a cacophony of confusion and negativity,

causes for not wanting to be alone in the stillness.

Doing the steps, learning about prayer and meditation,

AA and my Higher Power have done for me what

I could not do on my own, quieting the noisy mind,

relieving me of my miseries.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.


ME and the Boss


And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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