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Wanting the Moment Different

As long as people want to alter the way that they feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because wanting the present moment different will be all that is thought about…

There are many things used that are put in the category of what addiction is, but what’s not understood about this is none of them have anything to do with addiction. I know not many people see this, but until it is seen addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion. Why I say this is because what’s not addressed by the self proclaimed addiction experts is why a person wants to alter the way that they feel. That’s what’s at the root of addiction; the want to reach for something to fulfill a feeling of lack; that’s the true addiction, not the thing being reached for. If the feeling of wanting to alter your current mind state was understood, then you could choose not to do it, but since it’s not understood the reaching must commence once the feeling of wanting to alter your current mind state arises; the true addiction is in the thought of wanting the present moment different. If wanting the present moment different was not the case, reaching for something would never occur. I know they are two parts to this, mental and physical, but the physical is a secondary reaction to the mental. Before anything is reached for and actually used, the mental has to take a firm position that the thing is wanted.

Nobody abuses drugs, takes a drink of alcohol, gambles, or gives into any desire without there being a wanting to fulfill. Without having the thought of a wanted desire you would be free of any addiction. You see it’s our thoughts that cause the actual problem; the fixated attention on a thing is secondary. If the addiction epidemic is ever going to stop, there will have to be an understanding of why there’s an epidemic in the first place. It’s because there’s a wanting epidemic in the world and it’s why the world is in such disarray. So much that’s done in our society reinforces this conditioned wanting that it keeps one reaching outside themselves to alter the way that they feel. Until you understand why you want to alter the way that you feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because wanting the present moment different will be at the core of what you think about…