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An Addicts Prayer of Replenishment

A new year, an old hope: engagement. It’s time again to take stock, to say the importantSpirit of Replenishment things that need saying or at minimum to avoid the trite that matters to no one. Here I have to ask your indulgence – a space, within and without, for restorative Justice. To relive with me the tensions we have shared with the disclosure of my addiction – between the simple exit, to withdraw, and voice, you spoke up regardless.

The balance implied in the common notion of justice calls us to “die” to the rigid walls of separation between us, which pain and fear have wrought upon heart and mind, like barred cages and rusting chains. Not forgetting, but replenishing is what holds us all in awe resisting decay. In the tension, to be open, laid open, exposing our “seed” of Justice hidden within – small and quiet.

Engagement begins on the sly, nuggets of insights shared, warped, and twisted within the deep rich ground of community. It takes root in a hope; however misguided the flesh of the story is continually revealed. It’s the coming-up-short – the dark night of false boundaries – that spawns decay instead of replenishment – that calls for grace. Above ground it trembles.

Be within and without – loyalty may rot, but early on the fruits of past experience were sweet – that the rain of our tears might heal us, binding once more into life engendering new fields of Promise. Full circle, unrepentant, its strength is its resiliency:

  • I am with you despite relapses
  • You have my respect, even when I fail

About Reputationist

When I started this blog in 2007 the following is what I was up to - things have changed - some. I'm what my handle states - an Oldude. The problem with this acknowledgment is my thinking and ambitions have not quite got the message of my "oldness". I've started an online Coaching practice and my rant is about how to improve long term happiness - For the World. My thing, I believe I can change the world - isn't that a hoot. The way I intend to change the world is to foster a wider and deeper appreciation for "mindfulness": The daring, flair and grace of Jayz; the political savvy of Cornel West; the creativity of Mos Def with the business and cultural daring of Richard Simmons. I've thought enough - being a philosopher of sorts - and trained hard with some of the sharpest minds ever on the planet - Cornel West and Michel Foucault to know the total absurdity of trying to change the world - but I do and I will. There it is showing my age again.



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