A RANGE OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STIMULI GENERATE CONDITIONED THOUGHTS.
Thoughts generate conditioned feelings.
Feelings generate conditioned actions.
Actions generate more triggered feelings. For those with addiction issues these feelings are almost always painful.
This is a cyclical process that
often feels as though it has no logical basis. At each of these junctions we
have a myriad of triggers and associations stored as mind files.
We do not need
to be at the mercy of the thoughts, feelings and actions that
are triggered. Understand this, how you perceive
the world and perceive yourself is largely learned. You were not born with
specific ideas about the world or ideas about yourself. Again, you were not born to be an addict or problem user.
To do: answer these
questions in your journal:
1. Who taught me how to think? (Write down the first name that
comes to mind of a significant early programmer and state your relationship to
this person-parent, teacher, relative, etc.)
2. In my opinion, does/did this person live a healthy, meaningful life filled with joy and purpose?
3. In my opinion, does/did this person fully claim and step into their potential?
To do: answer these questions in your journal:
1. Who else comes to mind when I read the question- “Who taught me how to think?”