Fill that void!

Gratitude List 07/09/2018

‘Filling the void’ is an expression I’ve heard a lot whilst in recovery. It’s importance lies in the suggestion that I must fill the hole in my life which is left by my illness. For me, this was a huge hole! What I fill this hole with is largely down to me.

For example… When I’m at work, if I don’t fill that time with hard work and focus, then that moment is now vulnerable. My illness does not rest and this void can now be filled with defects such as procrastination or laziness.

Today I am grateful for the voids I am filling with positive action and therefore reducing the risk of my illness insidiously slipping in – because it will try!

– Filling the void with love and forgiveness. Therefore reducing the risk of anger and hate.

– Filling the void with some recovery work. Therefore reducing the risk of being a mental loafer.

– Filling the void with prayer and meditation. Therefore reducing the risk of thinking too much.

– Filling the void by contacting other fellows. Therefore reducing the risk of isolation.

– Filling the void with sharing. Therefore reducing the risk to surpress and deny.

– Filling the void with listening. Therefore reducing the risk of ignorance and a wandering mind.

– Filling the void with exercise. Therefore reducing the risk of binge eating and sloth.

– Filling the void by being present. Therefore reducing the risk of missing life.

– Filling the void with belief and connection. Therefore reducing the risk of self run chaos.