Freedom from Fear
Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist
Fear is the “evil and corroding thread” that was coursing through my veins when I was active in my addiction. I thought I lived in fear because my life was so out of control, but the simple fact is that my life was out of control because I lived in fear. Fear paralyzed me from reaching out for help or even wanting to change my life because imagining my life without alcohol was incomprehensible to me. I thought my life would be unbearable without it, when in fact I was in a living hell because of it. When I finally surrendered and accepted help, I was able to let go of the fear, a little bit at a time. Trusting in a Higher Power and living in the moment instead of worrying about tomorrow, helps me to accept the things I cannot change, surrender the things that cause me fear, worry, anxiety, and find peace in the moment.