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Life force wants our camaraderie…COME PLAY

 

Self-medicating?  everyone self medicates. A healing diet is a form of self-medication, so is listening to calming music, or going running and doing yoga.  And sure, so is downing a bottle of wine, smoking or doing any other substance for the purpose of easing ones emotional state. Self-medicating is totally normal.  Learning to do it skillfully is the intent of a harm reduction practice. We’re creatures that survive by ingesting substances of all kinds…food and herbs included. Only thing wrong is that we’ve not been allowed be ourselves and learn to listen to our bodies.

Addiction is a response to not getting what one needed during critical developmental stages. Everyone in modern society is addicted to something. Capitalism arose along with addiction. It feeds every addiction imaginable and then some.

Remember: aversion is the opposite side of the same coin…all those folks shaking their fingers at “drug addicts” are guilty of the same. Addiction and aversion. Same/same.

The way out is through harm reduction…slowly coming to awareness of just how full of crap we are…it’s too much to go cold turkey…we are embedded. At the same time we learn how full of crap we are, we learn what amazing miracles we are. There is no joy without despair.

(more  posts on addiction)

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recklessness as perceived by the establishment is life force breaking through. respect yourself and your decisions…learn from the pain incurred…

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Our world has been in crisis for a long time. Some people are only now just waking up to it. If we’ve not been sleeping then we just keep on doing the same thing. Life is change.

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The hardest evolutionary work on the planet is being done by the disenfranchised, the oppressed, the poor, the homeless, the mentally ill, addicts etc. The sensitive are the last. The last shall come first.

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Fitness concept with young sporty womanYoga balls are indispensable to me. That said, I’ve been known to create similar body stretches just about anywhere (over rocks, couches, chairs, etc)…when I don’t have the ball, that is. Basic back-bend with all manner of variations with arms and legs is a favorite. It provides light traction among other things.

~ more posts on yoga

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Life force wants our camaraderie…COME PLAY

 

first published here

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first published here

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