Addiction (The Ego Itself)

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December 6, 2011 at 05:03 #680

Colin
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To quote myself from another post, “Sometimes you can be missing or ignorant of the simplest things”. And I think this may be one of those simple obvious things that I have overlooked.

Lincoln posted in his recommendations the book “Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: A Step By Step Guide To Discovery And Recovery” By Wayne Kritsberg. My grandpa was an alcoholic while my mom was a kid… This should be an interesting inquiry, a very interesting inquiry. I think it will be a helpful way to get more clarity and awareness into subconscious habits, perspectives, and programs that have ruled my life and limited me and caused me suffering. I think this may be a very valuable inquiry. I’ll post my experiences after I read the book and contemplate its contents. And I post this for anyone who is on a similar path to me who may have over looked this factor.

March 25, 2012 at 19:49 #802

Colin
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Brain Development & Addiction with Gabor Mate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpHiFqXCYKc

This is a quality presentation on addiction. I benefited from watching it. I respect Gabor Mate. ” Only in the presence of compassion will people allow themselves to see the truth”.

March 26, 2012 at 19:20 #803

Colin
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Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLki68uLfjw

Dr. Gabor Maté gives us clues as to who we are when we are not addicted. Filmed January 9th, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C. as part of a launch for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery.

Highly recommended.

July 19, 2012 at 13:39 #830

Lincoln
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Nearly every person in this world displays some signs of addictive behavior. This is because the ego itself is an addict. As the Buddha taught, “the cause of suffering is craving”. This craving is the ego’s addictive desires for immediate satisfaction and the escape from unhappiness.

I highly recommend using these two books on addiction to gain a clearer understanding of the ego structure, as well as finding tools to purify our own ego. http://astore.amazon.com/sunlightenmen-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=13

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