Let me share with you a simple way to overcome any bad habits like smoking, drinking, social media, and pornography, or other types of addictions.
Some habits easy to get rids of, some are extremely difficult to append.
you may be in that point of life where you decide that you have enough something gat to change, you need to quit those addictions which are stopping you from being that person that you always dream of, having that enormous success that you deserve.
So, let me show you the road to freedom:
“Few Things are as immutable as the addiction of political groups to the ideas by which thy have once won office.”
John K. Galbraith: “The Affluent Society”ch3(Get Th Book)
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
Carl G. Jung: ” Memories, Dreams, Reflections”ch12(Get The Book)
“in a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.”
“All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.”
W. H. Auden: “Ascertain World”(Get The Book)
Ever since the fragmentation of depth psychology among Freud, Adler, Jung, Formme into sometimes overlapping and, many times divergent sub-schools and theories, there reigned an atmosphere of uncertainty as to what the basic terms of psychology(exactly)mean: something closely resembling what T.S Eliott said about it:
The intolerable wrestle with words and meanings: as especially so in psychology, philosophy.
The problem is that the capitalist ideology of science has tended to be (instrumental) with strong leanings toward what is material in the direction of what is directly sensual which increase our wealth.
Language itself was devised to express the evidence of our senses.
And, therefore, since terms like: the brain, the psyche, the soul are not ascertainable, thus, undefinable that we are in real verbal mess and a jumble of words like “The Totality of the psychic processes”(Jung)are still waiting to be well understood.
Saying this much, I’m going to share with you a few words about how to overcome many kinds of addiction and bad habits.
The bible says:
“The soul is willing , but the flesh is weak.”
We take the soul as the conscious substance and function of our personality encompassing the Jungian jargon.
Although something is still hazy in our understanding but we can surmise that something in the flesh(ethanol, nicotine, sugar)because it became dependent on them, works against a sense of danger, a sense of subjection, an itch for freedom from a disagreeable habit, coming from our ‘soul’.
Now we can solve this problem as follows:
1 – the flesh (the body) is addicted to certain substances or disagreeable habits.
2 – the mind (the soul) wants to get rid of this onerous fact.
3 – there ensues a clash of interest between the body/mind duality.
At this point we come to the Bible notion of the willing soul and the weak flesh.
How to Overcome Bad Habits Or Addictions
This is the algorithm which tries to solve the problem:
1 – all the great religions of the world and mystical orders and military academies apply the wisdom which has a target: the strengthening of the attribute of willpower through a graded intake of amounts of pain through accepting incoming pain waves without flinching.
2 – the more the absorption of increased waves of pain all around the nervous system. The less you begin to think about pain as an insurmountable problem.
3 – dropping addiction entails a measure of pain.
There are two dualities of thoughts:
I can’t resist! / I want to quit!
Coming from the flesh and the mind respectively.
4 – if you won high marks in your shouldering pain test(the main ingredient is: obstinate patience) then from the duality body/mind on emerges victorious instantly especially when the victorious soul declares valiantly:
I shall pay whatever it takes to kick off this accursed habit!
5 – and like the click on the button Delete the habit loosens its grip on your body and mind and you are free at last.