Deciphering Addiction | Jean-Paul Bedard

July 14, 2014 3:08 PM

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If the purpose of life is to awaken, then we really have only two choices to make. We can make a conscious decision to learn from joy and freedom, or we can choose to be mired in pain and defiance. I'm sure you've heard the expression happiness is an inside job, and I would venture to say that seeking any type of substantive change in my life is bound to be more fruitful if I turn the lens on myself rather than trying to change all the other chess pieces on the board. I think Anaïs Nin said it best: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

I believe in seeing the positive in every negative, and this is very clear when it comes to my addictive behavior. Because I have an addictive personality, I focus on things, I obsess over things, and I take everything to the extreme. But on the upside, this addictive behavior that plagued me for so...

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