Nicotine was the trap, like fruit flies to in the vinegar bottle, they get lured in, but can't get out again. Once the nicotine poisoned the mind it is constantly at war with the other part of our brain that says "you know the truth, why do you keep burying your head in the sand?) Why? FEAR. What Fear? fear of dying? No... no... no... We are not afraid of dying, we are afraid to see the truth.
We are ashamed we became addicts, we know the truth, that is why we lied so we didn't have to be so disgusted with ourselves. Even once knowing the truth, some would rather die than give up the cigarette. These Smokers don't fear death, we have played Russian roulette for years. We give oil changes, and wax our cars, but we treat our bodies like crap and poison it.
What smokers fear is that they don't know how to be a non-smoker. They Fear becoming one because they don't know it they can cope with it. That is why we have to face of fears and stare down nicotine and get our lives back. We can be Happy Non-Smokers by reconditioning our minds and taking back our sense of pride for OUR accomplishments which nicotine had no part in. Two quotes come to mind:
The truth shall set us free
There is nothing to Fear but Fear itself
The fear will paralyze us into doing nothing. Doing nothing will result in great consequences. If nicotine has done nothing for us, and all we do believe it did for us all these years is lies. When it blinds us to save ourselves.... It can't happen to me....... What is the opposite? What is the real truth"
The road to being a Happy Non-Smoker is to be grateful and oh so Happy to have been given the tools to set yourself free. All you have to do to be one is NEVER SMOKE AGAIN!
This was written earlier on in my posts with Red. My very first post is sharing how i quit Smart Turkey and with no cravings in less than two weeks. I hope some may find something to help with their journeys.
I know you figured a lot this out for yourself Red as did I. But I am still reading Allan Carrs book to reinforce my quit and it is POWERFUL. He took 400 pages to wipe out all doubts in smokers minds. I am hoping that if you and I believe this and have no cravings there must be others. You and I are alot alike Red. Both of us were so excited about our freedom and wanted to let the others know they could achieve it too... I know they can... You know they can. Do They?
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