What do you and I have in common with the alcoholic on the curb, chain smoker, or heroin addict? It turns out it could be a lot more that we think!
Every single one of the cells in our bodies have opiate receptors which are meant to be docking stations for endorphins, produced by our hypothalamus. What scientists have discovered is that emotions of all kinds produce peptides, which also dock on in the receptors in the cell. When we experience the same emotion again and again, our bodies opiate receptors begin to expect that emotion’s particular peptide. In other words, your body becomes addicted to that particular emotion, even if it’s a form of fear.
That explains why we keep on manifesting experiences and situations in our lives we say we don’t want! This is also why manifesting what we do want is so difficult!
Another way of looking at it is that our emotions become our story, and we believe our story because it happens to us over and over again. The reason we’re in a rut is because we’re addicted to the emotions of our story. And as Ellen Glasgow once said, “The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.” Given that, it’s no wonder so many people walk around looking like the living dead.
You want to hear another “secret?” It’s only a story. It’s only as real as you want it to be.
Do you want your everyday reality to be different? Change the story!
Today, make a list of your addictions, like stress, worry, insecurity, insisting on being right, being self-righteous, control, anger, bossiness, fear, inflexibility, etc. Tomorrow, I’ll talk about what to do about them.