The “Just for Today” meditation for January 31st delves into the significant role of trust in the journey of recovery. Trust, especially in a community like Narcotics Anonymous, is a cornerstone for growth and healing. For many of us, our experiences during active addiction taught us that trust was often misplaced or broken. In recovery, however, learning to trust again is not just beneficial; it’s essential.
The process of learning to trust can be challenging, considering our past experiences. The betrayal and unreliability we often faced as using addicts make the idea of trust seem daunting. Yet, in NA, we find a community where trust is not only possible but also fostered.
For some, the first step in rebuilding trust is in the shared experiences and words of fellow members in meetings. There is an undeniable truth and connection in these shared stories that resonate deeply and help to lay the foundation for trust.
As we begin to trust in the recovery of others, we also start to trust our own journey. Trust in NA becomes a mutual give-and-take – we learn to rely on others, and in turn, become reliable. This growing trust strengthens our recovery and fosters a supportive network that is vital for our continued growth.
Making a conscious decision to trust someone in NA and acting upon that trust can be a transformative experience. It not only helps in personal growth but also deepens our connection to the recovery community.