If I limit my belief to flying as physically lifting myself in the air, then I am missing the ability to excel and fly in so many different areas of my life. In addition, the weight of the world holds me down. My addiction prevents me from flying in almost every area of my life. I can’t excel as a parent if I am neglectful, or spending money on substances. It is difficult to excel in school or on the job when I am enslaved to a substance. The journey of recovery is like flight school. It takes me on a life journey where I learn how to fly, and build the confidence to stay in the air even during difficult times. The feeling I get from flying in life is immeasurable. When an elephant is captured, a large stake is placed in the ground, and the elephant learns that it can not escape, and no longer tries. When the elephant gets older, only a small stake is necessary, because the elephant no longer believes it can get away. The elephant loses it’s ability to believe it can fly. Don’t be an elephant! Today, I will stay on my journey to learn to fly in life. I will not allow myself to be stuck in old patterns of thinking that lead me to believe that I am forever stuck in the rut of addiction. Today, I will fly sober, and take stock of how things in my life improve as I fly forward in recovery.