An addiction is any behavior that a person continues despite the negative consequences that the behavior brings in its wake. We can all look at our lives and find parts of ourselves that do not serve us. For some, it is their relationship with drugs or alcohol, food, sex or money. These are what I call the Big 5. Most folks are struggling at some level with one of the Big 5 in their life.
Other folks, however, are dealing with what I call The 4 Aggravations: Resentment, Negative Thinking, Self-Doubt and Procrastination. In either case, these addictions sap us of our energy, cause lots of damage and must be faced in order for us to live a life of fulfillment and to heal ourselves and the world.
Addiction can be overcome. It can be beaten. I do not hold with the idea that once a person is an addict, that they are always an addict. I do believe in full recovery as I have seen and felt it in my own life. I have recovered from drug and alcohol addiction. This does not mean that I can now drink and use drugs with impunity. Of course, no one can. What it means is that drugs and alcohol have no charge in my life. I am not concerned about them. I do not think or obsess about using them. I am totally free of them from my life. You might say I am disinterested in them.
It is my mission to use Yoga and Meditation to help others find True Recovery and lead successful, joyful lives.