Go Deeper

Don’t listen to all the negative self-talk
stirred up by the chaos.
Go deeper.
When things get difficult
or don’t go your way,
when things take a turn for the worse,
or life hands you an unpleasant surprise…

Pause.
Reflect.
Go deeper.

Reach into your soul
for a
truer,
more genuine,
more loving,
more compassionate
response.

Pause.
Reflect.
Go deeper.

There is depth,
underneath the surface,
unfamiliar,
untapped,
underused.

There are silent,
deeper emotions
that are calmer,
more rational,
more peaceful and accepting.
They are an untapped strength.

Take a few deeps breaths,
Move past surface emotions
Act with grace and dignity and peace.
Act with understanding and acceptance.
Act from a place where our
intelligent,
intuitive,
loving,
inner
selves reside.

All of this is in us…
below the surface.
We just have to
take the time to
go deeper.

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About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.
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