Mental HealthThrive Global
“Compassion is more specifically aimed at those who are suffering”, Kevin Griffin and Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated
I would be remiss if I left out sobriety as a way to mental wellness. This concept doesn’t just apply to alcohol or drugs, but to all the ways that we intoxicate ourselves. Today, the number one drug in the world is the smart phone and the internet. We live inside a tiny screen that brings a highly biased version of the world to us. All forms of intoxication poison our mind and often poison our bodies as well. When I got sober after twenty years of drinking and using, I realized that what I’d been seeking in getting high was actually right here in front of me. Happiness isn’t something you have to manufacture or stimulate; it is in the simple beauty of life that we can all connect with. Yes, it can take some time to make that connection, but it’s there for each of us if we are willing to do the work to make it happen.