Living Sober in Miami Takes Soul and Balls
For people suffering from addiction, living in Miami, and abstain from drugs and alcohol in order to nourish the continuing evolution of their human potential, is like a celibate monk living in a neighborhood of whorehouses while abstaining from sex. That’s what makes walking a spiritual path in Miami so fun, challenging, and fruitful. Just like anyone can be a mystic on top of a mountain, anyone can be sober isolated behind the walls of an institution, or protected by pampering in a Spa disguised as a treatment center. But to be an addict on a spiritually-conscious-sober journey in Miami, you need Soul and Balls.
Miami offers a thousand ways to escape reality: partying, shopping, sex, and affluence in any shape and form that you can imagine. But it’s also full of a powerful undercurrent of spiritual curiosity and seeking that it’s palpable, as soon as you dip your hand under the surface.
Miami nourishes materialism and the deepest spirituality. It equally offers new life and kills through excess. In this wonderful and cruel place of paradoxes, you can lose your life with a vice, or you can free your soul from the slavery of dependency. It depends on your capacity for courage. Miami eats up the weak of spirit and forges the soul of the strong. Miami is a furnace that will burn you out until all your metals evaporate, and only the gold remains if you have the courage to put yourself through the fire of creation.