This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Wanting Addiction

Until it’s understood there’s never a true need to change how you feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because wanting the present moment different will be all you think about…

There are many things used that are labeled what addiction is, but what’s not understood about this is none of them have anything to do with addiction. Not many people see this and until they do addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion. I say this because what’s not addressed by the so called addiction experts is why a person wants to change how they feel. That’s what’s at the root of addiction; the desire to reach for something to fulfill a feeling of want; that’s the true addiction, not the thing being reached for. If the feeling of wanting to change your current mind state was understood you could choose not to do it, but since it’s not understood the reaching must commence once the feeling of wanting to change your current mind state arises. The true addiction is in the thought of wanting the present moment different. If wanting the present moment different was not the case, reaching for something would never occur. I know they are two parts to this, mental and physical, the physical is only a secondary reaction to the mental. Before anything is reached for and actually used physically the mental has to take a firm position that the thing is wanted.

Nobody abuses drugs, takes a drink of alcohol, gambles, or gives into any wanting without there being a need to fill it. Without having the thought of want one would be free of any addiction. You see it’s our thoughts that cause the actual problem; the fixated attention on a substance is secondary. If the addiction epidemic is ever going to stop, there will have to be a change of focus on to why there’s an epidemic in the first place. It’s because there’s a thinking epidemic in the world and it’s why the world is in such disarray. So much that’s done in our society reinforces this conditioned thinking that it keeps one reaching outside themselves to change how they feel. Until there’s an understanding that there’s never a true need to change how you feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because the need to want the present moment different will be all you think about…

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