Addiction comes from a place of wanting, of needing something to fulfill and replace part of one’s life. It can be seen as an escape, but the real need is much more. What is missing that needs to be replaced? What part of life is empty and aching for fulfillment? It is a place that may be hard to reach and see. One often seeks to fill the emptiness without the truth behind the desire. Why is the desire there? That is the real question and one that should be sought out, for from there the problem arises. Without knowing the emptiness, without seeing the need, one doesn’t know the purpose behind the reaction.

When someone drinks or uses drugs they are trying to fill up this void, to replace the desire, and to feel at peace, okay in their life. The problem that arises, of course, is that there is no fulfillment possible. The sad truth being, that in one’s desire to find peace, they are letting go of the possibility by distorting their view of the real issue. To find the true cause, to reach inside, and find the place that feels missing, requires being clear headed in the moment.

It is necessary to be honest with oneself, no excuses, but reaching inward to find what one is really wanting. It can be so many things, reaching far into the past or a real reflection of the moment. It helps to see within the desire and then the need leading back to the true purpose. Find the beginning and hold nothing back to really see the emotions and thoughts behind the reaction.

There is a cause and a reason for the desire. Seeking out the true issue of what is missing and what is needed can resolve the issue. By coming to terms and realizing this need can be fulfilled by another source, one can heal. By linking the desire to the true need, healing can occur. When this happens, addiction falls away, for what was really needed was found. The emptiness is no longer there to be filled. By knowing the purpose, the drive behind trying to fulfill the need, one can begin to let go of addiction and find a sense of peace.

Author's Bio: 

I found myself from a very early age always seeking, on a constant quest to understand. I feel most comfortable learning and this desire correlates with a need to connect and help others. That is why in the beginning I chose acupuncture as a career, it seemed like a perfect fit. But I found a lack of compassion directed towards the center of being, not only in myself but others. I ended up in a situation that changed all this. I found who I was and who I am meant to be. It all clicked and came together. My desire for knowledge and eternal desire to really see and help others has brought me to this place in time, to this place with you. Allow me to help you feel complete, like stepping into that perfect spot, that place meant for you in your own life. Connect and feel the difference not only in yourself but in world around you.
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