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  • Last updated: 18 Sep 2018
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  • What’s new?
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  • A new meeting, in Montgomery, AL, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Vero Beach, FL, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Midland, MI, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Midland, MI, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Austin, TX, United States. Find out more here.
  • Numerous retreats and events over the coming months. Find out more here.
  • And remember to check the BRN calendar of events here for talks, retreats and workshops.
  • The BRN Team.
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This is the official website of the Buddhist Recovery Network.

The Buddhist Recovery Network promotes the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors and is open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths.

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Buddhist Recovery News

BRN Academy October 7th 2018 — Gary Sanders
Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough and More

Gary Sanders

the hardships of our lives, our trials and tribulations and get stuck in the old comparison game, comparing our insides to others outsides, a line heard frequently in 12 step meetings. That's probably a big reason why we drink, use or act out. We get stuck in the unhealthy mental loop of "poor me", "why me" or "what's wrong with me"...those "Greatest Hits of Addiction", right? We start to believe those stories, we start to program these minds to constantly get hyper-focused on the difficult and painful. And we suffer.

So, with this practice of gratitude, we can begin to rewire the mind to appreciate what is good and true and wholesome. This isn't a make-believe practice. As the internet meme says "there's ALWAYS something to be grateful for". Let's dive into this more, practice with it and find some freedom.

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