Happy birthday @butlerraines!
42 years on this planet we call Earth.
I can remember a time not so long ago; a time that seemed to last forever where I saw no point to life and often questioned if I wanted to live it. I felt this way over 20 years. Yet there was always something inside of me asking to be found.
I'd describe him as a little boy and wonder where he went. He was kind and full of love. He worked hard, studied and enjoyed solving hard problems. He was lost to the world and the only one who could find him was me.
I believe inside of someone stuggling with addiction there are no less than three identities: the addict, the human and your true Self. The battle between the addict and the human is so hard, the true Self has little hope. The addict can take control anytime and the human is just trying to survive.
I am very fortunate this little boy, my true Self, never gave up on me. Why I am so fortunate to have found @balanceyogaatlanta , Dr. Flores, a love for philosophy and an army of friends to support me I'll never understand.
However, here I am. And I'll do anything I can to help those struggling and to help those who love them understand. Recovery is possible.
For my birthday if you'd please consider following and supporting @taylorhuntyoga, @jessyogi and the @trinifoundation it would mean the world to me. [donation link in bio]