(I composed this post this morning as the hours went back and daylight dawned. I am posting it in its entirety at the new Liminalista forum, which is only accessible to registered members. It is free to register, however, and only takes a minute to do so. See link at the bottom.)
“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
Vices are things that have us in their grip, but it’s a Chinese finger trap kind of a grip, because they tend to cling to us more tightly when we try to get free of them. Is this why most “addicts” give up and give in to their habits? (I use quotation marks because I think addicts are generally just more severely traumatized people whose addictive behaviors are more destructive and hence more obvious.)
I would say that I am an addictive personality type who has very few, and very mild, bad habits. The main ones I am aware of are “unnecessary” snacking (generally in the evening) and “excessive” reliance on media entertainment. Since the 2017 Oshana summer retreat, I have consciously reduced these habits so I no longer watch stuff every night (average about seven-ten hours a week) and am “off” Kettle crisps and (most) sweet stuff (I also stopped eating meat, mostly). I have kept up energy work (at least the cleaning and clearing part) everyday, until this last week that is, when I seem to have left off, probably due to the extreme drop in temperature making me lazy.
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