Change Your Mind. Change Your Life. That’s a bold statement and the focus in a series from Larry King Live. You may have seen his interviews from The Secret and back in 2004 with the movie What the bleep do we know?. Last night, Larry had another interview with a panel from the movie. I’ve recorded it here for you.
Pay special attention to the reminder about our addictions to negative emotions. As introduced in the Bleep movie, especially from the research of Candace Pert PhD, we have discovered we are actually addicted to all emotions. All addictions contain emotions. Whether alcohol, sex, or even being angry or right, they all give us emotions or chemicals. The body begins to crave these chemicals, generated from emotions, just as it craves any chemical repeatedly introduced. We then unconsciously create situations in which to get the chemical. We attract the negative from our addiction.
So what negative emotion are you addicted to? If you feel something often, can you be honest enough to see the addiction? There’s no judgment in calling it an addiction, just the realization that the body is craving something. For example, Larry asks, “Why do smart people do dumb things?” Candace replies that we may be reliving a childhood event where we felt dumb. Our body thus craves that chemical and we keep doing it. We may simply be “re-enacting” negative traumas from childhood over and over.
The first step to change is awareness! Write down what emotion you tend to feel frequently. See it as just an addiction to that feeling. Practice kicking the habit. Ask friends to help you, since it’s just an addiction. There are many ways to kick it. As in 12-step programs, the first most important step is owning the addiction. The name of the game is FREEDOM. Grow out the addictions and replace them with more love and more choice.
In this 17-minute video (I removed the commercials) you’ll learn about the difference between mind and brain, addictions limiting us, health, and more.