3.23.2016

When You're a Worm in Horseradish, 
All the World is Horseradish ...Yiddish saying

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Relief vs. Freedom

I recently heard a recovering drug addict talking about his journey from addiction. He shared how, at one time, he couldn't have imagined a world without craving and conflict. 
All he wanted was relief.
But, after some years of being clean and sober, he came to want more. He wanted freedom.
This is surviving vs. thriving in my language.
If we are surviving a challenging job, tolerating a tough environment, avoiding conflict in our marriage, that may not be enough to go the distance of a lifetime.
What we really want is growth, success, freedom to create - a sense of mastery and joy.