Overcoming Addiction, Part 2 of 3: "I am not my addiction." - 30 minute version

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Overcoming Addiction, Part 2 of 3: "I am not my addiction." - 30 minute version

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Choosing to end the dependency on an addiction is one of the most challenging - and equally rewarding things - anyone can undertake in their life. It’s a big step - there's no doubting that - but does it have to be daunting, laced with an undertone of difficulty? The truth is every step we take is as big - or as daunting - or as easy - as we decide it is in our mind. The scientifically proven fact is, the mind - your mind - cannot tell the difference between an actual, "real-life" event and a vividly imagined one. Denis Waitley, coach to Olympic champions and Apollo astronauts, is constantly using this analogy while training new astronauts. The philosophy: decide something is going to be difficult and you can be sure it will be… Decide it's going to be easy - and even when challenges come up, they'll be experienced as bumps on the road - to be expected - and not roadblocks. Let's try that now in the following creative visualization:

Imagine climbing a mountain…  You feel the fresh, cold air on your face as you climb steadily, one foot in front of the other… It's quite an accomplishment. Take a moment now to experience the cool, fresh mountain air and the sense of accomplishment you feel at arriving at the top.

Having thought about it now, and having accomplished the climb, you realize how easy it actually was - and that all the difficulty you anticipated was created by your mind that told you that climbing the mountain would be really, really difficult - and maybe even impossible. Take a moment to acknowledge that now. .

Though accomplishing certain things may really BE difficult, the point is to be open to the ease – to be open to the possibility. It's equally important to always acknowledge our thoughts – but not be a slave to the negative ones. We should even be thankful for them because they are the potential change agent that causes us to reject negative behaviours and follow a more positive course of action. Resisting them or not acknowledging them by avoiding them is not only futile, but dangerous because as was mentioned earlier, what we resist persists.

Here’s one way to handle negative thoughts effectively. Imagine now that all your negative thoughts are words on a chalkboard… words like DIFFICULT, IMPOSSIBLE, UNATTAINABLE, HARD, SCARY… See that chalkboard in front of you now, filled with the words describing your fears and negative emotions. PAUSE. Now imagine taking the chalk eraser, and wiping one negative word off the chalkboard at a time, replacing them with words like: FUN, EXHILARATING, REWARDING, EASY, WORTHWHILE, MEANINGFUL and VALUABLE. Take a few moments now to feel how wonderful wiping those negative thoughts away and replacing them with positive words make you feel, and how much positive energy you're filled with.