Hope provides the courage to take the steps necessary to live free from addiction
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity"
- Albert Einstein
The Great Blue Heron
According to North American Native tradition, the Blue Heron brings messages of self-determination and self-reliance. They represent an ability to progress and evolve. The long thin legs of the heron reflect that an individual doesn't need great massive pillars to remain stable but is able to stand on one's own.
Blue Herons reflect the need to follow their own unique wisdom and path of self-determination. The Great Blue Heron may sit until the rest of lose patience. Knowing what is best for themselves, the follow their hearts rather than the promptings of others; when the choose to soar, they are magnificent.
Path of Patience
Honoring the Journey of Recovery
The Path of Patience is in the courtyard of the Recovery Center Missoula and honors the journey of recovery of those who have achieved a year or more of recovery. Our alumni have engraved powerful messages of strength, hope, and courage to commemorate their achievement and inspire you to begin the journey.
Experience the stories of people like you, and how they overcame crisis to find hope and recovery.