"What is the use of running when we are not on the right road?" –German proverb
When we enter recovery, there can be an urge to fix everything right away. However, recovery takes patience and time. We have spent most of our life acquiring our addiction. Replacing our addictive thoughts and actions with healthy ones can take a long time. Recovery requires that we understand our patterns, develop and practice the tools of sobriety, and open ourselves to deep healing and balance. Until we get ourselves on track, “running” feels good but gets us nowhere. Have I spent time finding the road or running blindly? What does running on the wrong road look and feel like? What gifts await me as I patiently find the road of recovery before I start to run?
Stein, Timothy. Gifts of Recovery: Daily Meditations for Men and Women in Recovery from Sex & Porn Addiction (p. 366). Kindle Edition.