Addiction

For me addiction is about having trouble letting go of ANYTHING that has ever been helpful. That includes people, food, experiences, substances of all kinds etc. I have no conventionally understood addictions right now, but I am deeply resonant with the concept of addiction. Our consumer oriented culture teaches us to cling to everything. Healing for me is learning to stop clinging. Completely.

The above was first posted on Beyond Meds Facebook page.

We see that this sort of thinking belongs to what might be called the perennial philosophy. It’s been discovered by many others in various traditions as well. I simply happened upon the two below quotations when I was looking for an image for this post. I had not been thinking of either of them when I mused the above thoughts. This suggests to me that we all have access to the same truths.

buddha matthew

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters