Addiction – Another Way To Heal

Addiction is a very challenging issue to overcome. For some people it can be a life time sentence. I understand this as I have an addictive personality and have experienced addiction in my lifetime also. There is another way that we can reduce the addiction grip on our life by using meditation, which I have seen the results of not just in my own life but the lives of many students also. Only recently I received a message from one of my students who said they had noticed a significant drop off in their gambling addiction. In this short video I share why this is the case and how meditation can help people who are struggling with addiction. You may know someone that this video could help, so feel free to pass it on to them.

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Are You An Addict?

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As we are all friends here, let’s be really open and candid with each other. I have had many addictions in my life. If you know anything of my ‘previous’ life you will know those addictions led to darkness, anxiety and turmoil. And I’m not alone. Most of us have an addiction of some sort, only a lot of the time we just aren’t aware of it.

Are You An Addict?

Let’s be honest with each other. Think about your life, is there something that you feel you HAVE to have daily or weekly? Is there something that you crave and if you don’t get it, you feel empty and down? And when you do get it, you feel awesome! Perhaps it’s ice cream, chocolate, alcohol, sex, gambling, coffee, coffee, coffee…did I mention coffee???

So what drives this addiction?

The same thing that drives ALL of our actions, the quest for fulfilment.

Everything we do, is driven by the search for fulfilment.

I get really excited when people enquire about meditation in the hope to recover from an addiction. “YES!” I say. “Great news.”

Addicts make great meditators! Why? Because the driving force behind an addiction is to seek something else, a higher experience. My belief is that we aren’t actually addicted to the drugs, the alcohol, the coffee or sex. We are addicted to the sensation we experience when we are having it, and that sensation is one of an enhancement of life.

Admittedly, it doesn’t last long, which is why we have to return back to the source of what made us feel good temporarily and get another dose of ‘feeling good’. So when addicts learn to meditate with me, it’s like a light goes on in their head, their eyes sparkle and their energy shifts.
Yes! They just had the serotonin and oxytocin hit! BOOM!

Overcoming Addiction

In my first week of meditating it was like everything I’d been looking for in my life I was finding right here in the stillness. It was like I’d finally found home. What was I connecting with in the stillness that made me feel this way? I was re-connecting to me…the deep core of my very Being. Here, beyond my body and mind, I connected with something so vast and blissful. It was calm, it was loving, it was gentle, and the amazing thing was, it was in me.

My yearning for those ‘other’ highs started to fade as they became replaced by something much more charming and sustainable. What did that look and feel like? A deep inner calm and bliss. Sure, it wasn’t instant and permanent, more like a gradual fading in of calm and bliss, and fading out of addictions and need.

If you are able to acknowledge that yes, there are addictions in your life, then that’s ok, you’re doing just what all of us are doing, you’re looking for fulfilment. You’re looking to re-connect to YOU.

There, beyond your mind and body, beyond the layers of the ego, lies something so vast, deep and full of love. Meditation just so happens to be one of those portals that will take you there.

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“I want to pass on my profound gratitude. While positive things have been happening, today’s meditation was just amazing. I was only a few minutes into my meditation when an immense level of gratitude welled up in me. Tears rolled down my cheeks with overwhelming peace and excitement for these epiphanies. I am enormously grateful.” Julie B
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