You’re still trying to find that magic that some find to stay stopped. Is that you? I’ve news for you from this side of stopped: I’m not sure that that magic exists. Not like you think it does.
You can decide to be sober. And you know you’re on an elevator that’s going down. Where’s the magic that other people find? It’s in seeing the elevator door open.
That’s it. That’s the magic. Because the door doesn’t open very often. People get stuck in these booze elevators all the time thinking that the timing will always be there. That they can get off later. That the door opens all the time.
The magic is in recognizing an open door for what it is: an opportunity to leave the booze behind and get the fuck out of there.
The magic is knowing that when you see a crack, a break in the clouds, a bit of motivation, a glimmer of hope, someone offering support – that that’s the time to act.
Don’t get stuck here: waiting until the elevator goes down further, hoping the door will open again. Certain the door will open again. And then years go by.
That’s not you, right? You don’t wait for the planets to align, you don’t wait for the elevator to go down further, you don’t even wait to feel like it. You’ll feel like it once you get going. No magic except action. When you see a chance, take it. There’s a 1970s song in there somewhere.