Lama Jigme Gyatso
Cravings do NOT happen in a Vacuum - 29oct21
To all who are struggling
with the prospect of living porn-free
(and those who have taken it a step further
striving to be masturbation free as well)
you are NOT alone.
Falling back into these habits
is less a commentary
on your intelligence and your character
and more of an indictment of your brainstem.
If you are prone to relapse
then open a fresh page
in the note pad app of your smart phone
and begin recording triggering circumstances.
For instance our friends at alcoholics anonymous
“What circumstance is driving your desire
to reach for a hit of dopamine;
are you hungry, angry, lonely, or tired?”
Just as Anakin’s portentous dreams
drove him to the dark side
likewise no overwhelming impulse
happens in a vacuum.
Let us conclude
with a simple
call to action
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