Addiction

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Addiction is the #1 disease in our world today. It is, directly and indirectly, related to all other diseases.

You get physical and psychological addictions:

Physical addictions                                          Psychological Addictions

Food                                                                         Work

Alcohol                                                                    Sex

Drugs                                                                       Television     

                                                                                    Shopping

                                                                                    Appearing young

                                                                                    To control

                                                                                    Anxiety          

                                                                                    Melodrama

                                                                                    Perfection

We are addicted because we are living from our source. We have lost our connection to our soul.

Self-destructive behavior is an unrecognized spiritual craving.

We hunger for the ecstatic experience – for the ecstasy, the stepping out.

True ecstasy is stepping out of the bondage of time-bound, space-bound world of materialism. We long to step out of the limitations of The Body. We long to be free of fear and limitations.

Addictions are the search for the exultation of spirit.

The only cure for addiction is spiritual.

Memories

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Memory gives us a sense of continuity.

Use memories, but do not allow memories to use you.

When we use memories, we are creators.

But when our memories use us, we become victims.

Be a witness of your thought

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Be a witness of your thought, of your moods, of your reactions, and of your behavior. They represent your memories from the past.

By witnessing your thought in the present, you liberate yourself of the past.

When you observe your conditioning, you are the observer of your conditioning.

It’s already a dream

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Before you fo to sleep, witness the whole day and tell yourself: It’s already a dream. It is gone”

Observe what happened to you today:

  • don’t analyze it
  • don’t evaluate it
  • don’t judge it

Just witness the day and say, “It’s gone!” , “Just as I witnessed the day, I am going to witness my dreams”

Then wake up in the morning and remember your dreams and say = It’s gone.

Surrender to this moment

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Difficult situations don’t create suffering; resistance to what is creates suffering.

When you experience resistance, your unconscious mind is perceiving a situation as intolerable.

Separate the situation from this moment, and surrender to the moment. Join the flow of life. The situation may be intolerable, but this moment is still perfect.

To surrender and do whatever the situation demands, you are establishing in BEING while performing the action.

When you surrender to this moment, you act from the level of your soul. When you act from the level of your soul, you act like a true spiritual warrior: without anger, without self-righteousness, without resentment, without grievousness. You act without being compulsively driven by a memory of resentment or being wronged.

If you flow with the moment, your will becomes aligned with the will of the one BEING.

Act moment by moment as the detached silent witness, then you will act with spontaneous right action, with timing and finesse.

When you live in the moment, you live from the source. If your attention is in the moment, if you pay attention to what is, then you see the fullness in every moment.

NOW is the door to eternity. In every moment, the door is open to the source. The source has never left you.

All life is an experiment – Ralp Waldo Emerson

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.

All life is an experiment.

The more experiments you make the better.

What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn?

What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice?

Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble”

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Excerpt from Part 6 – Visions and Ideals

“And you, too, youthful reader,

will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart,

be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both,

for you will always gravitate toward that which you secretly most love.

Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts;

you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less.

Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain,

or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal.

James Allen

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