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Hi Anne-Marie
I didn't know how boring my life really was until I quit smoking.It seems that I filled up so much time with a cigarette.My oldest son said it was like you just lost your best friend and I think that is a good way to present what giving up smoking is like.Cigarettes seem to be our little buddies.A friend of mine who was a smoker and a alcoholic and quit both said that when he turned 80 that he was going to start smoking and drinking again.He figured that it couldn't really hurt him any more after 80.Ha!Ha!
My real question about all of this has really centered around Karma.You have really presented some interesting ideas and comments on this subject.But I'm not sure if I recieved the answer that I was hoping for.Or the answer that I can be content with.The book I was refering to is titled
"Addictive Thinking and the Addictive Personality"by Abraham J. Twerski PhD. CAC.If you get a chance to read it.I suggest that if you are interested in such things to read it.It is very illuminating.A warning though that it can be difficult to read since it is like taking your clothes off in a football stadium full of people.It really exposes us.If you believe in Karma and reincarnation as I do.And believe that we return to this dimension we call life for a specific purpose then I think that you will see from reading this book that it may be that addictive thinking is humankinds Karma.We all possess it in some degree or another.Some greater some lesser and in different areas of life.But it is something that we have created together as a species.As I said before we as a species have evolved in almost all areas of life but we still confront certain things over and over again.Certainly these areas we keep confronting as a species must be our Karma.How can we evolve until we resolve this universal Karma of addictive thinking?




Thank you,dane

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