Peace of Mind

When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.   -anonymous

I have a daily meditation book that I open much less frequently than I should, but today’s passage talked about peace of mind.  And since I am firmly of the belief that there are no coincidences, I think God wanted me to be aware of the many blessings I have received in recovery, and one of the biggest that happens daily, and also one I tend to overlook, is sleep.

When I was in active addiction, to say I did not sleep well would be an understatement.  Generally I would lay there for hours despairing that I would never sleep, then when I would finally doze off, I would wake up multiple times a night, heart racing, and filled with all sorts of negative feelings.  It came to be that I would dread going to bed at night.

Now, I look forward to bed time.  I fall asleep usually in under 30 minutes, and generally sleep totally through the night.  Even when I wake up in the early morning, I can fall back to sleep, which is amazing for someone at all, in recovery or not!  I attribute this new ability to peace of mind, and I am so grateful for it.

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Posted on July 14, 2012, in Recovery and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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