Each person draws a flower stating, “what they are not.” They talk about the thing they drew. It might be: they are more than their biggest regrets, more than their bodily illness or more than their mental health diagnosis. They are to attempt to transcend the idea that they are their egoic identity and are in fact spiritual entities having a bodily experience. We can be our anxieties or failures and still be so much more. It doesn’t really have to be one or they other. This is meant to discourage thinking that we are ONLY one thing. In the moment we can feel like we are only our emotions or problems.
If we didn’t have bodies, would we still have addictions? Addiction is a disease of the brain and physical body, but also of the mind, heart and spirit….