Part of the problem of chemical dependency
is the denial that there is any problem.
There is not an addicted person
that is not engaged in denial.
Unfortunately, denial keeps the addict
in an irrational frame of mind,
allowing him or her to continue in addiction.
The process of denial in addiction
is not limited to the area of chemical dependency.
With any addiction,
in order for the ego to continue its
obsessive quest for external gratification,
our underlying wholeness must be denied.
In other words,
addiction cannot exist where
love and wholeness are truly acknowledged.
It is the denial of our underlying wholeness
that is the foundation of addiction.
If we experienced ourselves as whole,
addiction would not occur,
because we would feel complete,
in and of ourselves.
we often remain blind
to our own addictive patterns.
We need to make a conscious effort
to undo denial.
Addiction is born our of thinking that we are less than whole.
Today, let me see not myself as limited in any way.
Today may I stop denying love, especially towards myself.
Healing my life begins in my own mind.
Through sharing who I am with others,
I come to know who I am,
I lack nothing to begin this day.
I am human and imperfect
and when I accept this about myself,
and love myself for who I am,
I am limitless.
Healing the Addictive Mind - Jampolsky