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.

Meditation

I am a very busy person and find it hard to meditate. I know it has many good benefits for me. but the moment I start meditating all sorts of unnecessary stuff enters my mind diverting me from my meditation routine. I cannot become still for long enough.

My new year’s resolution is to try and meditate if only for 5 minutes at a time, then longer, and even longer until I can reach my goal of about 1 hour. To meditate is good for our body and soul and here are some benefits:

  • it improves our physical and emotional health
  • it helps lower our blood pressure
  • we have greater resistance to disease
  • we are less stressful to challenging situations
  • we have better work performance
  • we have greater self-esteem
  • we have more nourishing relationships

Let us all try and make meditation part of our daily routine, like eating and sleeping. I am going to try my best.

Namaste.