- From the curse of addiction comes the blessings of recovery.
- There is life after drugs and alcohol - it’s a very good life.
- Our many demons bring us many gifts if we are prepared to face them - don’t give up.
- Recovery is infectious but so is relapse - choose your path and your companions carefully.
- Recovery is a blank canvas - take advantage of the reality of no-self.
- Recovery is a fertile field on which the seeds of future happiness are sown. The new shoots need gentle care and attention to grow to complete spiritual maturity.
- The (recovery) journey of 1000 miles starts with the ground beneath your feet (intention).
- Anyone new to Buddhist recovery might be said to have “don’t know mind” and anyone not quite there yet might be said to have “don’t know yet, mind”; but anyone still engaged in the delusion of addiction might be said to have “don’t want to know mind”.
- Surrender and acceptance of things as they are is akin to recognising the First Ennobling Truth.
- Whether we are addicts or not, we should remember the Buddha’s teaching that we can search the whole ten-fold Universe but still not find a single Being more deserving of our Loving-kindness than the one right here - yourself.