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#440824 - 07/14/13 12:44 AM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
mattheal Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio
Recovery means finally being honest to my self. Transforming the knowledge of my abuse into understanding. It is shedding those things that helped me survive but now hold me back.
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It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"

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#440839 - 07/14/13 04:15 AM Re: recovery means... [Re: mattheal]
GoldStone Offline


Registered: 05/28/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Far East
Originally Posted By: mattheal
It is shedding those things that helped me survive but now hold me back.



WORD.

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#440948 - 07/15/13 01:52 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
csasurvivor1992 Offline


Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 132
Loc: Texas
Being CONNECTED.
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May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground, carry on. ~Fun.

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#441051 - 07/16/13 02:17 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
CafeMan Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 150
Loc: Chicago
Recovery means finally having an inner peace and a sense of normalcy.

Recovery means being comfortable with one's overall identity, personality and faith in oneself, others and God.

Recovery means not trying to figure out past issues and shedding one's insecurities once and for all.

Recovery means being able to breathe for the act of just breathing and not for the necessity to compose oneself's emotions.

Recovery means overall happiness.

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#441512 - 07/20/13 07:11 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
1.healing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 261
Loc: NW Ohio
Recovery means that I'm quite human, flawed and not perfect. I still make plenty of mistakes and sometimes I utterly fail, sometimes I really succeed, but most times my life just more or less is...

I may be picking myself up and attempting to get going again. I may be trying to learn from my mistakes and shortcomings and try to make changes necessary to heal, I try to become better than I was.
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"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

George Elliot

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

Virginia Woolf

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#441517 - 07/20/13 07:32 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
unhappycamper Offline


Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 611
Loc: VA
Recovery means thinking about now instead of then.

smile John

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#441525 - 07/20/13 09:05 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3342
Loc: O Kanada
recovery means self discovery.
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Victor|Victim

War
Love
Poetry

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#441527 - 07/20/13 09:07 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3342
Loc: O Kanada
recovery means self lovery.
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Victor|Victim

War
Love
Poetry

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#441622 - 07/21/13 05:22 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
Magellan Offline
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Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 1402
Loc: California
having the power to rewrite my story!
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It's a heroes journey, and you are the hero.

Loving Kindness Meditation will dramatically improve your spirits; give it a try for just 3 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7cpV7ERsM

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#441624 - 07/21/13 05:42 PM Re: recovery means... [Re: Magellan]
KMCINVA Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1652
Recovery means feeling the emotion of happiness without the burden of self loathing and being defined by the abuse.

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