Addiction

My greatest addiction is to my story and the endorphin rush of irritation when the world fails to match up to that story of how things should be.

Over the years I have been able to curb my urge to smoke, to drink, and to eat meat.

There is no reason for me not to be able to curb my inclination to be irritated – and to release myself from my addiction to me.

7 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. As we’ve discussed from time to time, there is every reason for you not to be able to curb your instinctive anger, fear, or sorrow. These instincts have evolved to protect and serve us over millennia. As for the rest, it’s all our biological and cultural conditioning; your self has nothing to do with any of it.

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  2. Irritated or not, suggesting we’re addicted to our story is an interesting idea. Changing our story, or at least how we define it, is powerful. But why change if you are addicted?

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  3. I’ve been working for a while now on doing little, napping often and letting my mind and perceptions wander. Generally I like it, and am getting ‘better’ at it, I think. Whatever ‘better’ means ..

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  4. I’ve become aware this past year how strong my assumption is that things should work out fairly: debts should be paid, favours should be returned… An assumption that persists completely independently of my experience of the world.

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