If I’m Addicted…..What’s My First Step to Recovery?
A nice lady writes me and wants some advice regarding what she needs to do, in order to address her self sabotaging behavior. Some addictions are present, alcohol and junk food at night. She needs some guidance regarding what her next step is. My advice below….
“Well the first thing you need to do is to admit that you’re not very happy doing what you’re doing. People who are happy don’t poison themselves and numb themselves on a daily basis. We only numb ourselves when we want to avoid coming into contact with our real emotions. We all come to this point eventually and there’s no shame in this what so ever. We were told that if we studied hard, got good grades, got married, followed the rules, had kids and got a “good job” we would be the happiest and most satisfied people on the planet……which we’re not. We were told that take out food, coffee, wine, meds and the TV/movie screens were all ways of making our great life even better. Due to this con job, we all come to a point of complete mental breakdown and physical exhaustion…. quickly understanding that this was all conformist government/media lie-ahria. The lies are used to farm us like cattle, making sure we stay in our stalls, as to extract the most milk or energy over our lifetimes. Once we’re strong enough to realize that we were indeed sold a massive lie and that other things are going on (which we were never told about)….we then have two choices. We can slowly but surely start digging ourselves out of the lie or we can sedate and distract ourselves so the lie feels cozy and groovy……at the cost of our health, our relationships and our soul. (and often our finances, as many people simply try to buy their way out of their misery) No one is coming to save you. It’s just you. My job is to show you the way out of the fire. It’s your job to run down the stairs and out of the burning house. No one is going to drag you kicking and screaming into your best life. Change and evolution are inside jobs. One life. One time at bat. Make it count. Swing for the fences. “