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The words of St. Paul tells us of the quiet life as a way to set up protective boundaries for recovery: "But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you" (1 Thessalonians 4: 10, 11). Stay away from yesterday's garbage. Refuse to focus your mental and emotional energies on insignificant, futile battles. Continuous aggravation does not make for a quiet life. Always in the battle zone? Relocate to the quiet zone. And then focus on your own growth and development to be a better person.