Topic: Recovery Without God
It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.
If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.
We certainly shouldn’t feel good about the damage we’ve done, but wallowing in useless remorse is a bad place to get stuck.
If perfectionism, long-held resentments, or the unreasonable expectations we have of our wonderful selves get in the way, we’re still stuck.
When addicts and alcoholics are unprepared for the reality of sobriety, it’s all too easy to run back to the familiar hell of addiction.
It can be intimidating to look over the inventory, and think about sharing these shame-laden items with another real live person.
Non-believers build moral codes without churches, because you don’t need to believe in a god(s) to know the difference between right and wrong.
What’s likely to provide you with the best recovery guidance? There’s your ‘recovery guide’- maybe a better description for nonbelievers than “higher power.”