Addiction: Loving the Lie

Addictions are mental engrams. A habit has to be learned and several factors have to come together. Time, place and readiness. My smoking habit started because I wanted to belong to the group ( everyone smoked) and I discovered that it made me alert and  awake (I worked night shifts). It was a reward after having taken difficult decisions or having mastered stressful situations and it was a signal for taking a break ( let’s go for a cigarette). I never liked the taste of cigarettes, but I liked everything associated with it. It made me part of a group, gave me more energy, made me alert and relaxed me, when I needed it. Soon it grew to be my reward, my comfort, my companion and it was the one constant in an ever changing environment. Addictions are like cancer of the mind. They start with seeking for improvement, but soon they take a life of it’s own and build a strong defense line, spiked with fear. Addiction is the illusion the ego has of it’s own omnipotence. Addiction means to hold on to what we know, not wanting to change and to hold on to the illusion.

The only cure for addiction is Truth.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to Addiction: Loving the Lie

  1. Lilli says:

    Brilliant post, Michaela. Thank you very much !

  2. fatima says:

    Hah! This was easy to read and to relate to for me. I could have written it myself, my story, if I was as clear and eloquent a writer as you. Not likely to happen.

    Still, there is the question, is it a good idea to ‘attack/change’ gross addictions/habits like smoking or drinking coffee under the guise of living the Truth? If there is truth in that, I think that there is also its opposite.

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