Hi Mike

I found this topic hard to address.
Progress is a theme that is relative to our position in time, a cycle or on a circle.
Unless the degrees & latitudes are defined, not to mention agreed upon values or shared demarcations,
wherever we are is going to look the same to us.
The same applies to recovery in my experience.

The other thing that struck me was the perception of karma as some kind of account we are making
deposits & withdrawals from.

When it comes to comparison for myself, I try to remember my breath because it really is the only constant in my life.

When I breathe in, I am greater than I was a moment ago.
This too shall pass.
When I breathe out, I am lesser than I was a moment ago.
This too shall pass.
But then again, I am an unabashed flake.
(maple corn flakes come to mind for some reason).

I think alot has changed in your life recently.
Some for the greater than?
Some for the lesser than?


:: "Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there" ::