Addictions, to food/sex/drugs/TV/alcohol/gambling, are usually just a symptom of something more.  They are an escape or a way to try and stop whatever feeling is going on inside your body and your heart.  Whether they are a way to deal with depression, feeling like a victim, feeling lost, or lonliness, they are a way that you are attempting to feel better.  Feeling bad about the addiction and the damage it does to you just makes the situation worse inside your heart and so you spiral down into more addiction(s) and more self loathing on and on and on.

So what if you did something different?  So what if you changed up the entire story for yourself?  How about not emotionally beating yourself up for the addiction?  What if you stopped calling yourself fat and ugly and useless and worthless?  Would you become a rampaging tasmanian devil of over indulgence?  Would you eat everything in sight, binge until you passed out?  I bet you wouldn’t.  But don’t take my word for it.  Try it for yourself.  And if you do go crazy and it makes everything worse, you can always loathe yourself twice as much tomorrow.

But if it does make things better, imagine how much better it would be if you stopped beating yourself up for 2 days in a row.  Dare to imagine 3.  Then think about what it would be like if you were to learn what your soul thinks about the whole thing.  And perhaps, just perhaps, you can imagine that your soul is part of you and wants to … you….to get better and to make everything better.  And if you want to dream big, take the leap into imagining that help is possible…

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