To all of us - addicts and non-addicts – Einstein offers the wonderful option of looking at the world with fresh eyes.
If I look at the world as if everything's a miracle then I see beauty everywhere. The flowers springing to life in the morning sun. The technology in my car is a tribute to man's ingenuity and cooperation. The roads I drive on are a symbol of community effort. The 12-step programs are a lifesaving template handed to us from previous generations.
My fellow humans are God's handiwork rather than competitors or irritants.
And if I look at the world as if nothing were a miracle then life goes from bright colors to black and white and gray. I'm living a mechanical existence that has no flavor or meaning. Almost depressing.
I choose to live as if everything is a miracle.