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what are you chains?

 
Qarley  (OP)

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06/30/2013 05:39 PM
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Ok so tonight I have spent the best Saturday night ever drinking red wine, smoking weed with my headphones in singing along to my favorite tunes. Some may see my wine an weed as chains but I see them as an escape from the chains of real life, music allows me to escape and wine and weed chill me out, the real addictions in life for me are a need to suppress who you really are to conform with society.

hfhearts

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Thank you for your perspective!!!
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
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Is there a way to cleanse one self of all addiction.
 Quoting: Qarley


Buddhism addresses this most clearly and compassionately.

1. Life is full of suffering (or bad feelings, fear, boredom, discontent, unwellness, etc, etc)

2. Suffering ( or bad feelings, etc, etc) come from wanting what we do not have, or clinging to what we do have.

3. Freedom (wellbeing, end of suffering) comes from letting go of the wanting what we don't have.

A wise Buddhist saying states that you can measure a person's true wealth not by what he has, but by what he can comfortably live without.

Or is addiction just part of being human?
 Quoting: Qarley


Yes, various addictions are inherent to the human condition.

We are all addicted to air, food, and water.

We add more and more additctions as we "move higher up" in society.

A truly poor person (not modern "welfare poor", but truly living with very little) is overjoyed with a clean pair of socks, or a loaf of fresh bread.

A "higher status" person may in misery if her fingernail polish gets chipped, and is bored by going out to the same country club all the time.

It is my opinion that Jesus was refering to this simple joy of a working man or farmer over small pleasures, compared to the ennui of the rich when he made critical comments about rich people.

All of us can simplify our addictions, and return to enjoying the simple pleasures of healthy food, exercise, etc, rather than going on about baing "addicted to" fancy complicated or unhealthy indulgences.
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06/30/2013 05:42 PM
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
 Quoting: Qarley


I like information.

Not sure I have any vices tho.

Do not drink, take drugs, smoke,...
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I AM ADDICTED TO INDULGING MY CURIOSITY!!!
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06/30/2013 05:45 PM
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the internet.
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
 Quoting: Qarley


I like information.

Not sure I have any vices tho.

Do not drink, take drugs, smoke,...
 Quoting: 343fgv5 42534319


I AM ADDICTED TO INDULGING MY CURIOSITY!!!
 Quoting: goodmockingbird


Well, you know what they say about curiosity; curiosity killed the cat. tounge
Quran 8:12- Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you:
give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers:
smite them above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith - 7.88: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
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06/30/2013 05:48 PM
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Nicotine, opiates, booze, and of course... my beloved GLP, you make it all come together luv ya..
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06/30/2013 05:48 PM
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Internet porn and that sucks big time.
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06/30/2013 05:49 PM
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We are all addicted to something? or distractions? lmao.

OP, does this word exist in your life?

hob·bies
An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40731538


Is a hobby not a distraction or addiction?
 Quoting: Qarley


Is pleasure not and addiction or diatraction?
 Quoting: Qarley

Indeed its not.
Qarley  (OP)

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06/30/2013 05:50 PM
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Nicotine, opiates, booze, and of course... my beloved GLP, you make it all come together luv ya..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42588941


Those make glp reeeaaal fun ;)
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Qarley  (OP)

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06/30/2013 05:51 PM
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We are all addicted to something? or distractions? lmao.

OP, does this word exist in your life?

hob·bies
An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40731538


Is a hobby not a distraction or addiction?
 Quoting: Qarley


Is pleasure not and addiction or diatraction?
 Quoting: Qarley

Indeed its not.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40731538


In all sincerity. Please elaborate as to why. Im curious
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
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Too many to list. :O
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Is a hobby not a distraction or addiction?
 Quoting: Qarley


Is pleasure not and addiction or diatraction?
 Quoting: Qarley

Indeed its not.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40731538


In all sincerity. Please elaborate as to why. Im curious
 Quoting: Qarley

A hobby is something that you like to do and that you consciously decide to do.

An addiction is something you NEED to do, wether you like it or not, or know that its not good for you.

A distraction is something that catches your attention without you deciding to make the choice of focusing on it.

However, what i would like to point out is that this thread tells something about your perspective and consciousness. You see things very negatively. And we all are addicted to something?
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06/30/2013 06:08 PM
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
 Quoting: Qarley


cigarettes, junkfood and computers
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Qarley  (OP)

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06/30/2013 06:11 PM
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I do have a tendancy to be negative. I understand myself pretty well. The same as you seem to have a tendancy to see the negative in people. But none of us are perfect. And you have a valid point. But i hate exact definitions. However i appreciate your perspective. And i would like to let you know i do have my optimistic moments.
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Smoking (Cigarettes)
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i was off for 1 month this spring, then everything went to hell

im psyking myself up for another attemt, and then ill do allergy shots, workouts, probably remove all amalgam fillings, change diet +++

full throttle.. if that doesnt give me energy and a better mood i dont know what will
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06/30/2013 06:24 PM
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I do have a tendancy to be negative. I understand myself pretty well. The same as you seem to have a tendancy to see the negative in people. But none of us are perfect. And you have a valid point. But i hate exact definitions. However i appreciate your perspective. And i would like to let you know i do have my optimistic moments.
 Quoting: Qarley


if you know whats up, you are negative.. but if your 100% in full health, the negative might not matter so much, is my theory

ive got allergies, and it makes me tired, i suspect im reacting to the amalgam fillings too.. try to change all this and things might go easier

do detox and the whole thing, im going to try everything when the grass pollen season is over, starting with a new doc i'll call tomorrow

i remember in my 20's i was in incredible shape.. my goal is to be like that again, then all this crap wont matter

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:hapsumflow:
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Ohhhh, pretty...pretty things are, I think, a distraction; perhaps even like a chain that binds.

Let me explain--

If I am overly entranced with the beauty of this world, with love filled for Humanity, then how the heck am I going to be able to be in a constant state of letting go, therefore shattering the chains?

It's quite the conundrumical catch-22, I say...hf
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?

Shouting at my computer when I make a mistake - because it couldn't possibly be my fault.
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Im at work so my responses have to be short. Is there a way to cleanse one self of all addiction. Or is addiction just part of being human?
 Quoting: Qarley


Part of being human
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Nicotine, opiates, booze, and of course... my beloved GLP, you make it all come together luv ya..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42588941


Those make glp reeeaaal fun ;)
 Quoting: Qarley


Yeeeup. Just **** a spoonful, howyadoin..and i got you glp.

It's a wonderful life.
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Running. Getting outdoors before dawn and gulping in huge lungfuls of the stillness. Percieving every nuance of air, from the cool of the low places, to the breezes in the trees. Trotting down the street by moonlight, before anyone else is rousting around.

The idea of being comfortable in a sleek body, trotting easily while others have not even roused to lumber around, out before anyone else even wakes up. Ahead of the game, so to speak.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird


How must you feel, while breathing the wind, that no matter how many miles you run, now matter how high you can become...


How must you feel that you have spent your precious time devoted to self, to breath in those good feelings of self well0 being.

How must you feel that every second of every effort that you expended was for nothing but you, and you only.

How must you feel when you reach the dawn of your life, whether naturally or through no fault of of your own, when all you could basically say, is that you felt good about yourself.
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Multiple whole body virtually infinite orgasms... what every man should master to be truly free from sexual thirst. It's a long hard very fun road (no pun intended), but you reach a tipping point where you no longer have to focus, it's automatic, kind of like martial arts, at first you learn how to do the basic movements, you repeat them over and over again so that they become natural to you... actually that isn't a chain, sexual energy heals your body, mind and soul.

hf
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Great question OP .
Mine would be damaging messages in my deep psyche from long ago that only recently I am beginning to recognize and replace with Faith and present day reality .
Happens to many .
Qarley  (OP)

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06/30/2013 07:22 PM
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:hapsumflow:
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Ohhhh, pretty...pretty things are, I think, a distraction; perhaps even like a chain that binds.

Let me explain--

If I am overly entranced with the beauty of this world, with love filled for Humanity, then how the heck am I going to be able to be in a constant state of letting go, therefore shattering the chains?

It's quite the conundrumical catch-22, I say...hf
 Quoting: cosmicgypsy


I never understood how to control the upswing of the pendulum so thay the backswing wont be so bad. The upswing is wonderful. And i dont want to curb it
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
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Naked women.
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
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Just a little GLP in the moonlite...
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Sex. Well, that is what it used to be until I had 3 kids. Now it is sleep!
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We all are addicted to something. What is your vice?
 Quoting: Qarley


Ganja. I quit smoking cigarettes as a daily smoker to a daily herbal intake. Yes, bongs and vapes are better for you health wise but resins do still build up. They are easier to get out then the tar in the cigarettes leaves. Luckily resin only leaves the scillia in your lungs paralyzed where as tar kills them. But health facts aside, I am addicted to it. I wake up, hit a bowl, go on with my day, lunch then a bowl, go o with my day, go to work, then eat dinner and hit a bowl before i relax for the night. I work out and have many hobbies, aspirations and friends. LIFE IS GOOD, but I know that I need weed. I believe that I am addicted to the routine and not the chemical, but who knows.
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Red wine,prescription drugs,weed,beer,anything that keeps me calm and sedated...it sux because there's work and other irl stuff so one has to get out of the buzz sometime.

Sad story but true...

Any advice to flip this puppy around..anyone?


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