30 March 2015 Written by 

One of the striking aspects of my spiritual awakening was finding stillness. When my life was crazy busy, rushing by, demanding urgently – I gave and gave until I was exhausted and used up.

My mind was full of words – lots of words. Mostly shaming words, blaming words. The words threw me around like a tempest sea, knocking me to the ground. Eventually, out of the crash/burn came a new foundation on which to build my life.

The new foundation was based on peaceful quiet, stillness, and a cessation of busyness. I put my watch away and never took it out again. My mind finally found quiet from the words.

This is my new life, and I work to guard and keep it that way. Serenity was a gift that I found along the road of my recovery work, and I work every day to stay in that place of stillness. Part of my journey is to share this road of recovery with others who are also looking for stillness and serenity. It is such a joy to walk that road together with other journeymen.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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