What Brought You Here?
Do You Know?
My fellow students, what brought you here? Do you know? Let me tell you what I know. It wasn’t the drugs or the alcohol.
Why are you here? Let me tell you what I know. You’re not here to take a “timeout” from life—there’s no such a thing—our life is constant work, constant change, constant growth.
So what brought you here? Do you know? Let me tell you what I know. What brought us here is beyond drugs, beyond alcohol, beyond the pain and the suffering. What brought us here is the root of that pain and that suffering. We are here because of that “thing” that distorted our self-worth—the root of that constant need for us to chose death over life!
So, why are you here? Let me tell you what I know. You are here to cleanse your body, cleanse your mind, to cleanse your soul of that, thing or things, that you’ve been carrying around all your life, and even carry at this very moment and don’t even know it.
Why are you here and what are you going to do? The choice is completely yours. It’s not up to the court, not your mom, or dad, or your wife, or your husband, or even because of your kids. You are here because everything you’ve done, everything you’ve said, and everything you have experienced so far has brought you here, now.
So what are you going to do?
You can choose to coast, take it easy, or even cheat the program, but know this if you do—you’re cheating yourself, you’re cheating your loved ones, and in the end, “you will reap what you sow.” So, I will tell you this—dig deep while you’re here and let these people help you, let these people guide you, and do the hard work. Because your life is at stake!
Be kind to those who work here—they have walked the path you’re on. They are here to help you grow and they will help you—they have already! My fellow students, you are here now, so please make the best use of your time, heal your body, heal your mind, and seek fearlessly to heal that part of you that will change the course of your life forever and away from the need to chose death over life.
You came here broken—you likely came here mad! But you will leave whole, rested and sane; but only if that is what you want. You want to be whole, rested, sane, your loved ones want this for you, and I want this for you!
I know today, I am whole. I leave this place sane and free of that “thing” that almost took my life.
My fellow students, peace be with you!