When we change our behavior, we begin to realize the futility of our actions. We see how many hours were wasted focusing on the addiction behavior while simultaneously neglecting other needs and opportunities.
Once we stop our addiction and turn our will over to a higher power, no matter what higher power we may believe in, or barely believe in, we become relieved of the shackles and chains that kept us in the cycle of addiction.
Now we have much more time on our hands. We are no longer wasting hours focused on ourselves in a hurtful manner.
We can pray, meditate, clean our living areas, cook, walk, jog, run, develop our careers and businesses and most of all, be returned to the humanity around us. We can be of use again in our higher power’s universe.