Epic has become a buzzword as much as it has become a lifestyle choice. Somehow, through the age of showing off in social media, everything we do has to be epic. By dictionary definition, the word epic means something entirely different than the way we use it in modern slang. Epic is an adjective which describes a certain kind of poetry or something that resembles epic poetry, or, according to dictionary.com, epic also means “heroic; majestic; impressively great”.
An epic is exceptionally long piece of poetry typically telling the story of a hero who takes a significant journey resulting in many “impressively great” accomplishments. When we use the word epic today, we are, in part, referencing the “heroic” and “majestic” qualities of an epic poem. What we consider to be epic is just that- epic. We hold ourselves to heroic level when we do something epic. We feel somewhat majestic when we do something epic, and when all the epic is said and done, we look back and generally think to ourselves how impressed we are with how great life can be. Epic is epic and living in recovery can be pretty epic if we’re up for the task.
What if we could live every day like a hero on an epic quest, making her majestic journey toward something impressively great? What if we could transform even the most mundane of daily tasks into something profoundly epic? What if we could chase the parts of life which impress us, find greatness in everything we do, and be our own hero every single day? Epic doesn’t only lie in what someone else or the world at large decides is epic. Living in recovery- whether that is from an addiction, trauma, or another kind of mental health issue- is pretty epic. We’re heroes of our own lives by every sense of the imagery. Everything we accomplish sober, everything we accomplish in spite of trauma we have endured, everything we accomplish in balance with a mental illness- is absolutely epic. All it takes is a perspective shift, some therapeutic treatment, and the daily decision to make everything we do epic.
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