Saturday, February 24, 2024

Feb. 24, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: Today's Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation


Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

The body is the soul’s house. Shouldn’t we therefore take care of our house so that it doesn’t fall into ruin?

— Philo Judaeus

Some men think it is a mark of a strong man to abuse his body and pay no heed to his health. Have we done this through drug use or abuse of food? Have we neglected our physical condition or health because of addictions or obsessions with other people?

To end abusive cycles, we need to act in self-respecting ways — sometimes before we feel self-respecting. Recovery and spiritual awakening involve the body, mind, and spirit. We need nutrition, exercise, sleep, and health care. Treating ourselves as worthwhile men helps us feel worthwhile. Tuning in to how we feel physically may give us some direction. As we sense how we feel, do we get some physical messages to guide our recovery?

I will yield to the messages I get from myself so I can enjoy the physical pleasures of recovery and give my soul a better home.

Hazelden Foundation

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