“You’re either fuelling disease or feeding health”
— Marco Borges, author Greenprint For Your Best Self & A Better World
I’m listening to podcasts. I finally get why people enjoy them so much. You can listen anywhere, any time. It’s my personally programmed radio station.
I just finished listening to Rich Roll interview Marco Borges. Rich and Marco talk about achieving 360 degrees of health for yourself; and talk too about struggling with addiction (of all stripes) on this path to complete health inside and out.
I pulled out a couple of quotes I thought were relevant to sobriety:
“You’re either fuelling disease or feeding health” It’s true, you are making a choice with every single action in your day. Choosing to either fuel your disease – your addiction, OR feeding your health, well being and sobriety.
We imagine everyone else has had a very easy journey in their choice of sobriety: they just jumped on a Sober Rocket that went straight to the Sober Moon. The truth is, we’ve all got a journey that looks more like an EKG graph – up, down, back up – and then further up, down and a bit more up. We need to remember that we don’t have complete insight into other people’s struggles and journey. ALL of us follow a path full of ups and downs in our life.
“Can you do better just by doing something a little bit different?” Building on the above idea: It’s not about grand gestures, or impossible-to-maintain big promises to yourself or others. No, it’s about taking small steps. Aim for each step to feed your health and sobriety.
** I’m older, and with that comes old-school references. In case you don’t get the ‘To the moon, Alice’ reference – it’s from The Honeymooners, an ancient, wildly popular B&W TV series that starred the legendary Jackie Gleason.