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What is your addiction?

     People tend to think that addictions are to substances, but they go beyond that to habits.  And those habits can be much more subtle than you realize.  The recognizable addictions such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco, food, gambling, shopping, porn, etc are ways to change a state.  When we are not happy with life the way it is, we can change that by indulging in one of the addictions that we have and we can be in a different frame of mind.  
     These addictions are relatively easy to deal with through NLP, hypnotherapy and forms of energy work.  It is the subtle addictions that are more difficult to deal with as that one has to find the underlying reason for having the addiction. Those subtle ones are things like entitlement, the need to be right, the need to have the last word, the need to be better than someone, the need to gossip, and the list goes on and on.
     As an example, I was talking to a customer service representative at the cable company the other day.  I interrupted her, not to be rude, but to say something and to ask a question.  I didn't really pay attention to the fact that I had interrupted her, until I asked the question and she replied, "Before you interrupted me, I was going to say......".  Wow, this is customer service?  The reality is that  even though I did interrupt her unintentionally, it would not have cost her anything to wait until I was done and then just say, "I understand what you are saying, this is what I can do for you."  But she was addicted to being right and to being rude.
     I invite you to check in with yourself and see what subtle addictions you have.  Do you need to be right?  To have the last word?  What does it really cost you to let someone else have the last word?  What does it cost to let them be right?  Nothing.  When you step back and value the other person you allow them to have an opinion that differs from yours.  It doesn't matter who's right and who's wrong in the scheme of things.   It's much better to just enjoy that person for who they are...................

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