I keep thinking about the Dalai Llama's story about catching mice. I've probably mentioned it here before. It goes that, as a child, he spent many months setting traps, trying to catch the mice that populated his quarters. He caught none. Eventually he concluded that the mice had decided to put the long-term pleasure of being alive over the short-term pleasure of eating the cheese.
The place I am in at the moment requires me to do exactly this. I have to slow my life down enough not only to be aware of how I am thinking, but also sufficiently to examine every choice and decide whether it will serve my longer-term goals. Every person who has ever been on a diet understands this. But its not just about what I put in my mouth (though with the list of things I can't eat because my system can't handle them getting longer every minute, this is sure is an issue!). I am trying to change how I think and behave.
Living, and interacting with others, and with myself is a minute-by-minute process. This is what I call 'Quantum Level Recovery'. I am concentrating on taking life a step at a time, in really small steps. How will I spend the next minute? Somehow, this makes it manageable.