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by Clarejasmine
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Adiction

I'm not sure that fits in my case Phil, yes I was quite a rebellious teen but managed to get that out of my system quite early. When I smoke it feels more like I'm feeding a need like someone with food addiction who craves chocolate. The fact that my father was the smoker in the family when I was li...
by Clarejasmine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Adiction

Yes I am using one, but it helps only slightly. Still miss cigarettes and end up only cutting down to three or four (proper cigarettes) a day with e-cig rather than cutting it out completely. So yes think it's more to do with the act than purely the nicotine.
by Clarejasmine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Adiction

That's definitely food for thought. In my most successful attempt to quit I was in a really positive space emotionally, I managed to stop cold turkey and felt it was easy and didn't smoke again for a couple of years. I will have to sit and ponder as to what drives the need, and figure out the root. ...
by Clarejasmine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Adiction

Wow!!! Yes that is so true! The most recent time I seriously tried to break the habit I became, tense, tearful and terribly sad and instead of working on this I gave up trying. It was like I not only had the physical need to smoke but an even stronger psychological need, which I then tried to fight ...
by Clarejasmine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Re: Adiction

Rachmiel, yes indeed before the age of 21 I tried most things but luckily for me none of these proved addictive for me, was more an experiment a teenage curiosity. I agree that the craving for nicotine is hard to rid yourself of but, I have managed to rid myself of that in the past but been drawn ba...
by Clarejasmine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Adiction
Replies: 16
Views: 3671

Adiction

Smoking I have been a smoker a long time, in every other way I am healthy. I drink only occasionally, eat healthily exercise but I have continued to smoke. It frustrates me that I can't seem to stop. I've tried but have always succumbed again eventually. I wondered why? What positive can be gained f...
by Clarejasmine
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

I watched it, what a beautiful human being he is. Thank you. The week has been intense so caught up in things 'I' lost, 'I' was lacking. I reflected today on previous perceived negative events that have happened to me, and quickly realised that without those events I would not of had some amazing ex...
by Clarejasmine
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

Yes yes yes 'I' agree. It's a hard habit to break. I don't know if this step is alluding me because I've been thinking about it too hard when really I should practice stilling it more. I think therefore I am. Trying to hard to find answers instead letting them come on their own. It's tricky when you...
by Clarejasmine
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

Oak tree thank you for your response and yes I agree whole heartedly, this is where I found repeating affirmations can really fall short, yes for some things they really can be beneficial there is a place for the positive thinking but as WW has suggested resisting these thoughts and detaching from t...
by Clarejasmine
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

I guess I need to detach enough from this pain and hurt so as to listen to the stillness and look objectively at the thoughts? I should see these thoughts as lies I tell myself because sometimes, we all have felt the visceral pang of pain and that strength of feeling can be like crack to us, like al...
by Clarejasmine
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

Rachmiel I'll make you a promise. If I feel that low again and to that level I will go. I should add I am 42 and my children are 19 and 21, just in case you worry I am also trying to cope with small children, i love them very very much I could never do anything that would hurt them as deeply as sink...
by Clarejasmine
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Suffering

Thank you both for your kind responses, firstly seize the day that was beautiful and you made me smile in my heart. I will try your suggestions. In general I am a very positive person, it's just this one aspect I am struggling. As I've mentioned I have worked a lot on my mind body and spirit and fee...
by Clarejasmine
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Suffering
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Suffering

I don't know if anyone can help. I feel so low and emotionally drained, I left my job last year to pursue further education and this has left me in a terrible financial situation, I had a relationship that ended in a awful way ( I was in love he I found out did not care at all. And was just a chance...