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We define spiritual discipline as a personal journey into the depths of self by seeking connection with a loving Power that is greater than the capacity of the human-self alone. The practice of spiritual development is well-known to increase the deepening experience of self through awareness, acceptance, forgiveness, and ultimate surrender, which opens possibilities for restorative healing.

Principles are non-secular and can be enhanced by any faith structure. 

Buddist Meditation -

Spiritual discipline teaches how to follow truth of the heart and to learn how to trust to the point of surrender. In this space of Grace, we find an indescribably deep, loving, and truthful connection between self and Spirit. Practicing this meditative state leads to increased spiritual balance, which in turn is known to fortify the immune system and its interface with the hormone systems.

I have yet to meet anyone who regretted taking a chance on spiritual development. Yet I have met many who have regretted not doing so.                           - Susie Wiet, MD  

Spiritual balance also helps improve cognitive clarity, which in turn assists with fundamental skills of discernment. Learning the discipline of separating out needs from wants, as Dr. Wiet likes to describe this aspect of spiritual discipline, is essential for new and sustained recovery. As we follow our needs, we naturally build trust within ourselves.


Through spiritual discipline, finding and trusting love within allows for connecting with others and to the Spirit, which readily offers inexhaustible loving, kindness, and belonging. This is the ultimate interface between the human neuroendocrine symphony and profound Love, which in turn "aligns," "rights," or "impacts" the neuroendoimmunology. In the space of grace we can accomplish anything, including sustained long-term recovery in the face of fierce cravings or related temptations.

Spiritual balance helps improves cognitive clarity, which in turn assists with fundamental skills of discernment. We can then learn the art and safety of segregating needs from wants - electing the needs. This is a core principle that Dr. Wiet has developed for deep healing and sustaining recovery.

Separate out your needs from your wants. Your needs are not usually the same as your

wants. And your

needs are invariably the healthy choice.

- Susie Wiet, MD

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