– Roy T. Bennett
Fear and fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. Fear may have kept me engaged in the lifestyle of use for a long time. The overwhelming presence of fear may have kept the sounds of dreams faint-so faint that I may have come to believe that dreams don’t exist for me. But every step I take to conquer my fears, allows the sound of my dreams to get amplified. The stronger the sound of my dreams become, the more attainable they seem to be.I have been ruled by fear of recovery long enough. It is time for the restoration of my dreams to be heard. Achieving my dreams is possible, and every day I am committed to my recovery is a day in which I become stronger in my desire to achieve, and my life is less dictated by fear. Today, I will focus on my dreams. I will be realistic, knowing that becoming a better husband, wife, father, mother, daughter or son may be dreams that I never thought possible when I was engaged in the lifestyle of use. In recovery, dreams become attainable.