Honesty unselfishness purity and love are hard to live by
I need to be on guard against that. However I would like to point out that practicing self care is not being selfish. We need to put ourselves first sometimes. Especially when it comes to our recovery. If we put anything ahead of it then we lose.
Honesty? I am not entirely sure I’ve ever gone a day without bullshitting SOMEone…
Unselfishness? Even in my most altruistic moments, I feel certain a part of it was giving it away to keep it.
Purity? I’m purely human. That much I can agree on.
Love? Until I love myself, there is no loving others…
True, but they are worthy virtues to aspire. No one is perfect, and no amount of effort will achieve perfection. However, Better is doable. Decide to be better, and then work to be better. Kaizen.
Do you mean that your motives for sobriety are selfish? If so, who gives a shit. Be selfish. Others will benefit from it.
As for your “honestly, unselfishness, purity, and love”…anything worth doing is hard. So keep at it. Keep working on being better. One day these will all become 2nd nature.