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Meditation and Recovery: Does it Help?

 

It’s easier than you may think to become addicted to certain things. Whether it’s food, porn, alcohol, or drugs, addiction is something that can really wreak havoc in your life. Now, many addictions don’t happen overnight, as it may take time to become dependent upon something. The roots of addiction take shape in the mind and then tend to take over the body. However, if you wish to solve your addiction problem, you’ve got to confront it head-on.

Addiction Causes Havoc

Addiction can be a discouraging situation that causes many problems in life. You may become lazy and idle and lose your ability to focus on your personal and professional life. You may also suffer from problems in your relationships, job, and finances. The more the disease of addiction progresses, the more necessary getting into a solution will be.

Only when a person feels empty from within, does he/she feel inclined to fill up the void with external things like drugs, alcohol, etc. Addiction annihilates the willpower of the person, disabling them from making their own decisions. This can cause depression and anxiety that can take charge of your life if not controlled.

Only when the inner void is filled with love, peace, respect, and spirituality, there will be less of a chance of depending on addictive substances. Professional help may be required to bring back addicts from the dungeons of addiction. Whether it’s detox or rehab, getting help often aids tremendously, but afterwards you may still be on an emotional roller coaster so ongoing treatment is essential.

Meditation is Helpful

Meditation can prove to be a very useful method to better manage your thoughts during recovery. Unlike modern medicines, meditation does not create any harmful side effects. In fact, it can help make you mentally and emotionally stronger. Regular sessions of meditation coupled with love and support of friends and family can be a successful way to overcome addiction.

Meditation requires patience and practice. By practicing breathing as often as you can, you can enter a peaceful state of mind. It is this state of being that can help you fight against the cravings that may come or the emotional roller coaster that may normally send you into a whirlwind. Those in recovery that meditate report that they can handle their emotions better and feel more peaceful in general. The positive aspects of meditation are also backed by years of research, as the technique has proven to be helpful for the mind, body, and spirit.

If you’re in recovery and open to practicing meditation, get ready for a new journey that can lead to plenty of positive benefits. Take a little bit of time each day to sit in a quiet place and meditate. You can begin with just a few minutes if you like. You may play some soothing music in the background or just sit in silence. Focus on your inhale and exhale, relaxing every part of your body. As you continue to meditate consistently, you may notice that you’re more at peace with yourself and others. You may also notice less cravings for alcohol and drugs, which certainly helps your recovery.


“Dominica-Applegate”Dominica Applegate is dedicated to the art of self-discovery and creative expression with a passion for creative art. She’s got a deep-rooted passion for helping others heal emotional pain and trauma, as her own journey through love addiction has served as a catalyst for her own healing and beautiful transformation. Find out more at www.dominicaapplegate.com.

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