Have you ever loved something sooooo… much that eventually it ends up chocking
the life out of you; making you feel trapped by the lure of it? Can anything overdone
or over believed damage us or close us off from being truly free? The whole concept
of addiction makes us think of drug addicts shooting up on a crusty mattress in
a dank house with a flickering light bulb dangling side to side on a frayed wire.
Yes, addicts are trapped, but does the person who has an extreme view of
anything also have no chance at true freedom?
When you have tunnel vision about anything, good or bad, it can end up
harming you or closing you off from anyone or anything that does not
fit into that vision. You can end up with a ‘holier than now’ attitude,
poo pooing others who you see as ‘less evolved’ or below you on the
evolutionary ladder. What is the positive in that? If your belief system
creates a barrier between you and a majority of the population
you may want to consider if it is benefiting you or narrowing your
opportunities to connect with others.
People can sense when you ‘feel’ superior to them and it harms them
deeply when you shove your ideals down their throat. In doing that
you are disrespecting their freedom to define what is meaningful
Having a mutually respectful conversation about what you hold
dear is less damaging and judgmental.
If you leave the theoretical door open and accept and embrace
the differences in others it will enable you to feel less restrained.
Even good things can harm us if we become obsessive about them.
If the ‘good thing’ is consuming your every thought and action,
taking you away from being grounded, then it can flip itself
into a harmful addiction.
Today’s Focus will be centered around discovering if there are beliefs,
judgements or addictions which are holding you hostage and closing you off.
How can you release those thoughts/beliefs and what would your life look
like if you could let them go. Write this discovery down in your Journal.
Morning Meditation: Positive Change for Recovery and Addiction
Informed Reading: Beyond Fundamentalism-Reza Aslan
Here is an interview on C-Span with Reza Aslan about his book:
Positive Music to Clear Negative Blocks:
Dr.Wayne Dyer of Kindness:
A Thought Provoking Video that illustrates the harm in making
Evening Meditation: Gain Clarity and Deep Peace: Doreen Virtue
Peace, Love, Namaste