For as far back as I can remember, I have been caught up in a never ending cycle of events. The roller-coaster, loop de loop of working and semi maintaining, using, jail or some other institution, come home and start all over again. The up and down, the building of then tearing down only to have to rebuild again. 

The cycle was always the same. Although the pain, misery and suffering were at different degrees in different cycles. The end results were inevitable, unmistakable and undeniably the same. With very little variation from this routine I began to believe that this was how my life was meant to be. So without the information that was so readily available. I continued to play my part in my self destruction. Like an actor I memorized all my lines.

I have been feeling out of place lately. Not because I am living in a new state but because of being disconnected from the one thing that has saved my life. I have been allowing my disease to manipulate my mood and dictate my actions all the while justifying my actions and behaviors as dislike for the fellowship and the people in it. Using the fact that people will disappoint you,  and people don’t treat you like you treat them as a reason to fall back and isolate. 

Isolation is part of the beginning stages of the cycle that I mentioned earlier. I have already started the cycle by allowing my diseased thinking to take the wheel and separate me from the rest of the herd. (Metaphorically speaking). Allowing that crazy to drive can and will only lead to poor decision making, chaos, mayhem and ultimately disasters. 

I am grateful for the power given to me today by my Higher Power. The ability to stop, think and make a choice. The ability to see yourself coming is a gift,  but it’s only valuable if I use that knowledge and change the direction. 

Today I am making the choice to change my direction. I will not  Build,  Destroy only to rebuild again.

Thanks for allowing me to share. 

Peace and Blessings 

Eric Ease 

8 thoughts on “STOPPING THE CYCLE 

  1. I have stumbled across your blog through another friend’s blog about recovery. I felt as though my own thoughts were being shown across the screen. This disease constantly wants us dead, the push-ups in the parking lot, just waiting for a moment of weakness to twist and tort our thoughts into misery. Sucks doesn’t it? Thank HP for world of support and understanding. God Bless.

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    • Absolutely Christina. Thank you for sharing your identification. Yes the disease wants us dead but thank God for recovery. Without it, I wouldn’t stand a chance. One day at a time. God bless you my friend. Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog post. Have a great day.


  2. Hey Eric. You Rock, my friend. Don’t let anyone, including your inner negative voice, tell you otherwise. Reading your blog is inspiring, and I know you help a lot of folk through your honesty, your trials and victories. Thank you Bro.

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  3. Hey Eric ~ as always I can relate to your blog. Isolation is my first step towards the cycle of self-destruction. I’ve been away from face-to-face meetings for quite some time now. Each week I tell myself I’m going back and then I don’t. Today I’m committing to get to at least 2 mtgs this week. Stay Blessed my friend 🙂

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