"Mindfulness is the opposite of trauma psychology, through which you see and define yourself in terms of your problems, hurt, or baggage. It instead means defining yourself in terms of your strengths and positive possibilities."
This quote is from 'Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery - Dr. Stanton Peele' -The SMART Recovery®
I really like what that says. Sometimes is just seems like too much to handle to go back and deal with all the "hurt" that might be causing my drinking. I just don't want to deal with all of that. I like the idea of just dealing with the here and now. All I ever read is that if I don't deal with the past, I wan't stop drinking. Maybe that isn't true. Maybe just dealing with the here and now is the answer because even thinking about dealing with the past makes want to drink (btw - my "past" does not include making amends for my drinking - it has to do with things I had to endure).
I also like this quote: