There are reasons why one who has been on the road of recovery finds once again The Saboteur residing in their thoughts were there no longer seems to be a way of living life on life’s terms that are effortless, natural, and fun. They forget by being triggered by something that their subconscious has been holding that never has been resolved to get to the place where they are once again believing that “I am no longer good enough!”
They once again find themselves confined to the framework of engaging in life as a human-doing rather than a human-being. They have somehow forgotten who they truly are. Peace is no longer residing in their lives, nor is the concept of Flow any longer within grasps; that concept that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi described in the book he wrote bearing the same name.
There are two distinct ways addicts with unresolved unconscious wounds when they re-surface lead to relapse:
One is when the trigger (or triggers) is/are encountered one finds themselves without the filter of the 5% of the conscious brain to do the right thing and the destructive behaviors return without any forethought. On the Narcotics Anonymous web site’s home page it states: “Most of us realized that in our addiction we were slowly committing suicide, but addiction is such a cunning enemy of life that we had lost the power to do anything about it.“
The other route is that the trigger (/or triggers) is/are encountered unleash The Saboteur that resides within one’s subconsciousness. It sets out to prove that “I am no longer susceptible to the cycle of addiction.” and subsequently creates a plan to control usage of one’s drug of choice or a viable alternative.
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