Do you know a typical drug addict has a slouched posture that shows a lack of confidence and the fact that he/she has lost out in life? It’s a simple case of body language synchronizing with the state of mind. An addict’s state of mind is chaotic, confused, and negative. If it were calm, clear, and positive, they wouldn’t be an addict!
State of mind plays an important role in how your life comes out to be. No wonder the world is filled with courses on the “art of living,” meditation, spiritual programs, and the like.
While the emphasis is on spirituality, it is also true that we are living in a world filled with temptations. Amidst this, a recovering addict may have a hard time finding solace without his/her favorite drink or drug.
That’s why places like a halfway house in Virginia prove to be a boon for people trying to find a sober meaning in their life.
As you become sober and confident, your posture changes.
As mentioned earlier, your body language responds to your state of mind.
You, no longer, slouch. You are more respectful towards your body and make a conscious effort to keep it healthy.
Believe it or not, all these happen in a house. People undergo dramatic transformations. When they come out of the house and re-mingle with the society their family members and friends are stunned to see them change.
You change only when you want to.
A popular saying goes: “You can bring a horse to water but cannot make it drink.”
You can bring a person to a house, but you cannot make them change. That they must do themselves.
A person who is determined to change his/her life for the better will see a halfway house as an opportunity. Such a person is more likely to make the most of the time spent here. They would eagerly attend meetings, group sessions, counseling, and other such programs. They would not mind doing chores and following a routine.
Most importantly, they would stay sober 24×7 easier than somebody who is forced to be at a house to learn sobriety.
A person with a shaky resolve may find the house a “pain in the neck.” He or she may see the rules and routine as punishment.
It’s all a state of mind.
How you perceive the world is how you see it. Interestingly, your perception depends on your state of mind!
The rules of a halfway house are blessings in disguise. However, only a person serious about their sobriety can see the hidden blessings. Recovery programs, therpies, and sober facilities welcome everybody with a history of substance abuse, but not everybody can extract the maximum benefit out of them. For this, you must have the state of mind to change yourselves for the better.
Are you in that state of mind?