When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
So many new names and also some folks returning! Yea! You are embarking on a tremendous adventure! You can see it as overwhelming or you can come prepared and look at it as the Greatest Adventure of your LIFE! This is the journey that brings you face to face with.....YOU! Your God - given Self has been in there the whole time, occasionally begging you to let him (or her) out! You've heard that Voice that gnaws away at you... "I really should quit smoking! I know this is bad for me!" Part of the launching of the Quit Journey is simply a matter of turning your focus toward that Voice and away from your Addictive Voice! Our addiction has literally driven grooves into our brain but it has never 100% been able to shut out the God - given Voice! Never! It has just drown it out with noise! You and I (like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz) always had the ruby slippers! We just have to realize it that we do! "There's no place like home!", she says! Well, our Mantra goes something like this, "There's nobody like me!"
"There's nobody like me!" Turn the volume up! Listen to that Voice! All it wants is to get to the person you really can be because you have always been - you just didn't know it! Isn't that miraculous? But you also see what I mean about being tremendous, as well! Am I going to like me? YES, YOU ARE! You will learn to love that part of yourself that doesn't want or need to hide under a smoke cloud!
So how do I turn the volume up? It seems like my addiction is screaming in my ear 24/7! It may seem that way but in reality that Nico-Voice is only lasting a few minutes during withdrawal and less and less each and every day that I live Smoke FREE! Have you heard that saying, "Don't Feed the Monster?" In other words, Keep them away from your face! Well, the opposite is true too, "Feed the God - given Voice!" That's why we insist that you READ, READ and READ some more! You will be feeding the Voice! That's also what Positive Affirmations do! They FEED the VOICE! I have collected Positive Affirmations literally for years - long before I began my Quit Journey. Aztec also collects and posts Positive Affirmations daily because she's nuturing your God -given Self! If you tune into yourself, you'll begin to notice when you are hungry for this kind of nourishment! Then you can go to Our Group, Positive Affirmations for SUCCESS any time day or night and replenish your FREEDOM LOVING God - given Self!
That Voice will be telling you why you want to stay clean! It will given all the reasons and motivation you need to Succeed! It will give you the strength you need when you're having a bad day or when you're having a good day but the Nico-Voice is too loud! Most important of all, feeding the Voice will create new grooves in your brain and eventually those grooves will be deeper and more natural than the nico-grooves! Your whole effort becomes easier! Your Miracle Happens!
That Voice will be telling you why you want to stay clean! It will given all the reasons and motivation you need to Succeed! It will give you the strength you need when you're having a bad day or when you're having a good day but the Nico-Voice is too loud! Most important of all, feeding the Voice will creat new grooves in your brain and eventually those grooves will be deeper and more natural than the nico-grooves! Your whole effort becomes easier! Your Miracle Happens!