Tag Archives: ADDICTION

Ropes that are too long become snakes.


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The hard work of keeping an addicted mind focused is more challenging than you might think. An addicted mind (even one in recovery) is very prone to distractibility. It has been trained to seek immediate rewards and doesn’t tolerate waiting very well. If the mood or desire strikes, the drug addict will act impulsively. Drug seeking behaviour, taking off in the middle of something, becoming aggressive or argumentative – all of these behaviours stem from the immediate gratification “training” of addiction.


An addict has an uncanny sense of being able to be grandiose and have low self esteem at the same time.


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All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. – W.H. Auden

Snake to snake, see the leg


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“Feebleness of will brings about weakness of head, and the abyss, in spite of its horror, comes to fascinate us, as though it were a place of refuge. Terrible danger! For this abyss is within us; this gulf, open like the vast jaws of an infernal serpent bent on devouring us, is in the depth of our own being, and our liberty floats over this void, which is always seeking to swallow it up.”

― Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Amiel’s Journal