How to stop suffering your addictions takes a profound look at what we need to do to start healing ourselves at the deepest possible level. When we stop thinking of our past traumas in life as unfair deal, and addictions as a death sentence, we can learn how to transcend our own suffering and turn it into something remarkable and worthwhile #addiction #recovery #addictiontreatment #sobriety
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both…
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back….
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
We have all suffered. All human beings are subject to trauma and emotional suffering. Even if we receive this suffering from our own parents. But we can be guaranteed of suffering in life, either way we look at it.
Having treated addictions for so many years, one thing you get to know is that suffering seems contagious. It seems to have a life of it’s own. Suffering seems to find more suffering. If we experience death in the family as a child, we can grow up far more prone to depression and addiction than other people. Life has already had its way with us. But at some stage all the suffering in the world cannot defeat the human spirit. At some stage, people get there act together. Their resilience always amazes me. They get their acts together. They heal and grow into stronger, more stable beings than they were beforehand.
Then something magical happens. It is people who have suffered themselves and then healed themselves that treat other people with huge dollops of kindness. They somehow, without really even knowing it perhaps, ease other peoples suffering. They are gentle and kind. They show love and care for others and know first hand, how hectic and harsh the universe can be. So they have learned to tread lightly and be softer, through the hard times.
Most older people have a softness to them. That’s often why the children in the family are drawn to the older folks, the grannies and grandpas, with whom they choose to spend most of their time.
Suffering and love are great teachers. Suffering gets us out of addictions far more often tan love does. We seem to ignore love. We turn our backs on it. But suffering has a way of being relentless with us. It can shift us out of comfort, fear and stuckness in a split second. It can flip our lives on its head in a moment. So if you have endured great suffering I ask you today, to start to get it together. Start making progress by working on yourself. Set goals. Envision dreams. Be a light-worker in a world that is suffering just like you have. It needs you, as much as you need it. Connection is the cure for addictions. No, I do not use the word cure lightly. All things are possible and nothing lasts forever – not even your suffering! God bless you and Namaste. Mark L Lockwood, Recovery Magic.
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