Addiction, Careful What You Wish For

From The Universe University Series.

I could easily write 100K words on the subject of addiction, but not today, today, I’ll keep it to one page.

If you’re reading this on my blog, then odds are you already know that getting sober is only the beginning, kind of like the first quarter of a football game. And like football [or combat], the battle is a fluid situation, and the enemy [addiction] is watching every move you make, and constantly working [and coaching] to outmaneuver your maneuvering.

Maybe you’ve heard [or said] this before, “No matter what I do, the drugs always find me!”

Yes, that’s exactly what happens, and exactly how it works. Even if the addict stays away from all of the people from their past, and even if they avoid creating new relationships with drug users, the drugs will find them. Oh yes, it’s not enough, the recovering addict must be prepared for everything that they’ve already wished for.

But right now, right here, I’m going to explain why. Yes, I’m going to post my opinion on how and why this happens.

During our running and gunning drug use [maybe you had a gun?], the addict becomes a machine. Yes, a non-stop 24/7, never gonna stop, moving and shaking machine with one goal, staying high and numbing the pain. [Please read my post Damages, Part 1]. At some point, getting more drugs becomes the most important thing in their life, outranking everything else.

It’s not that complicated, if everything that we do, and everything that we say, and everything that we wish for, and all of our energy is directed at one thing, and that one thing is drugs, then careful what you wish for.

Maybe you’ve heard this saying, just like ripples on a pond? Well, that’s how the Universe works. If we spend all of our energy creating ripples for drugs, those ripples are still out there, moving across the pond [The Universe], and they will continue to come back throughout our lives.

It’s important to remember that words are powerful, more powerful than most realize. Long ago, people used to know the power of words, and everyone used to be held accountable for everything that they said. Now we have stand-up comics, and everyday people throw words around as if they were meaningless and harmless. I promise, and guarantee, that our words are not meaningless and harmless. Words are powerful. After all, you’re still reading.

Joseph Shanklin

October 4, 2019

6 thoughts on “Careful What You Wish For, from The Universe University Series.

  1. I couldn’t agree more about words being powerful. People don’t realize their incredible weight and value. Drugs are so prevalent today, I don’t know if there is anyone who hasn’t either been hooked on drugs or has someone close to them that drugs have ruined their life. In my case, it’s the latter.

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