The triggers for addictive behaviours are always rooted in painful, self-critical emotions.
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“Many of us are prey to addictive behaviours which we know run contrary to our deeper interests but which we find ourselves entirely unable to desist from at key moments.
Let’s pick three of these:
— Porn addiction
We well appreciate, as soon as we come out of the tunnel of addiction, that we have neglected our interests and harmed ourselves. And yet we are at a loss as to what we might do. What, if anything, could help?
One kind of answer is this: we should try to notice when the desire to regurgitate food or watch porn or drink strikes us.
Though this might sound strange, those in the grip of addictions seldom do notice. They don’t pay much attention to what has immediately happened before their desires strike; it doesn’t occur to them that anything has…”
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