Addiction is laden with self-judgment. While physical dependency needs to be addressed, how you value yourself is a key factor in being addicted, and getting out of it.
Addictive behavior is a consequence of judging. At first, you judge the high you get to be a great experience. Then it becomes a habit and you judge yourself for not being able to break it. The addicted state is a judging state.
To experience unfiltered reality, you must be free of judgment. Your natural state is to be free of judgment. In that state, you find balance and healing. Only your self-judgments can stop you from becoming healed.
There are countless ways to approach the subject of addiction. Nothing is right or wrong. Everyone’s situation is unique and you have to see for yourself what resonates. Explore all the options life has to offer. One of them holds the key to your situation.
Be open to who or what shows up for you. There’s usually a connection there to what you need. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be presenting itself to you. You don’t have to accept everything that comes your way. But if it feels right, it’s worth pursuing. If it turns out it’s a dead-end, it’s still worth pursuing. If it turns into a different lesson altogether, congratulations. You’re doing it. You’re taking steps on your path. You can’t ask for more than that. Being attached to an imagined outcome is one of the most limiting judgments of all. Life has an endless variety of outcomes to offer. Don’t think for a second you can only experience happiness in that one thing. Besides, happiness is not found in outcomes. It is found in experiencing.
Whenever you feel the pull of addiction, try the following three steps:
- Notice the judgments you have about yourself and your addiction
- Experience the unfiltered reality in front of you
- Take clear action when it reveals itself
When you experience unfiltered reality, you share in the power of life. There’s not an addiction in the world that can stand up to that. Your fully realized self is not meant to be addicted. Be you and break your addictions.
What are your addictions?