Next I traverse the breadth inside and out, the place is a hive of activity and anticipation for the coming evening, I go outside and there is a vista on the wall, the perfect prospect for photos, my passion is piqued as my camera clicks away.
'Without the compassion of others, the support and encouragement of people who had been through what I was going through, and learned to live a different life, i would never have been able to stop. Through them I saw a vision of how I could live differently. If people whose problems had been more severe than mine could stop, then perhaps I could. More importantly than that, the feelings they described were the same as the ones I was experiencing. This gave me something that my life had lacked until that point: Community. Common unity'.
Common unity is something the whole world needs not just us in recovery, we have happened along the answer through our journeys into recovery. I've enjoyed writing this blog and in true Russell style i've added some big words because he totally inspires me!