No two human experiences are ever the same. There can similarities but really everyone has their own journey maybe only understood by the one having it.
As far as drug addicts and alcoholics, the mystery is how some people get sober young, some old or some never.
Some people get sober and stay sober for their entire life and some get sober and relapse, get sober and relapse.
I can’t even fully answer the question of my own journey. I often wonder what it was about me that just couldn’t get it and keep it.
Even though it has been my path I don’t regret any of it.
I try not to spend too much time “figuring it out”.
Trying to “figure it out” never helped me before.
Staying present is my biggest tool for peace in my life.
What matters to me most now is what I’ve done this far to have a new and different experience with the 12 steps and with life.
I see more now than ever before.
I am more conscious than ever before.
I have more courage, faith, belief, trust, awareness, calm, peace, joy, freedom and hope than ever before.
That is what is important to me today.