Addiction and attachments

I’ve been thinking lately about addiction. We all know how easily people can be addicted to substances, but sometimes we can also become addicted to people.

I’ve been addicted to people, which is another way of saying, I have attachment issues.

Give me someone who is incredibly smart, incredibly spiritual, or even incredibly emotional, and it’s very easy for me to become hooked on that person and sacrifice my boundaries and power in order to keep them close.

The truth is, everything I need is inside of me already. The truth is, I have a husband who gives me boundless unconditional love and support. Our relationship hasn’t always been perfect, and I’ve not always been the easiest person to satisfy, but I know how lucky I am to have found him in the world. He is my match and my soulmate.

The problem is, I’m a spiritual junkie addicted to growth, and I’ve sometimes believed other people could give me the things that I couldn’t give myself.

This has led to toxic situations with people, as well as resentment when they ultimately could not give me what I should have been getting from myself, when I should have been going within to find the love and acceptance I was seeking.

There’s that saying – if you see the Buddha on the road, kill him, and while that might be extreme, it is true that if someone else is claiming to have all the answers, you should immediately run the other way

I’m older and wiser now. I’ve learned that I need to speak up more, and if someone decides I’m too much or they can’t love me unconditionally, well, that’s on them. Too bad they have to miss out on all this.

#evolve #grow #addiction #wisdom #boundaries #higherconsciousness #spiritualawakening #attachment

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