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Desires Addiction

Until it’s realized there’s never a true desire to change the way that you feel, addiction will remain at the epidemic level because desiring the present moment different will be all you think about…

There are many things used that are put in the category of what addiction is, but what’s not realized is none have anything to do with addiction. Not many people see this and until they do addiction will remain at an epidemic level. This is because what’s not addressed is why a person has the desire to alter how they feel. This is what’s at the root of addiction; the desire to reach for something to fulfill an inner feeling of lack. That’s the true addiction, not the thing being reached for. If the feeling of desiring to alter one’s current mind state was understood, one could choose not to reach, but since it’s not understood, the reaching must occur once the desire to alter your current mind state arises. The true addiction is in the thought of desiring the present moment different. If desiring the present moment different was not the case, reaching for something would never occur. There are two parts to this, mental and physical, but the physical is only a secondary reaction to the mental. Before anything is reached for and actually used physically, the mental has to take a firm hold of desiring.

Nobody abuses drugs, takes a drink of alcohol, gambles, or gives into any desire without there being a need to fill that desire. Without having the thought of a desire one would be free of any addiction. You see it’s our thoughts that cause the actual desire; the fixated attention on a substance is secondary. If the addiction epidemic is ever going to stop, there will have to be a change of focus on to why there’s an epidemic in the first place. It’s because there’s a thinking 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 thinking that it keeps one reaching outside themselves desiring to change how they feel. Until you understand there’s never a true desire to change the way that you feel, addiction will remain as an epidemic because desiring the present moment different will be at the core of all you think about…