Calling myself an ‘alcoholic’ put a name on my discomfort, but ultimately, adopting this label just meant identifying with a symptom of my discomfort. I had to let go of the label and put my attention on the source of the discomfort to find lasting freedom and peace.
I drank because I felt uncomfortable in my own skin.
I felt uncomfortable in my own skin because of a sense of disconnection from people and the world in general.
This sense of separation was created by my ego-identity.
The ego-identity created a sense of separation so I could function as an individual.
This sense of separation is a useful tool.
When I recognize it as only a tool, I no longer feel disconnected.
It has been a while since I have provided any updates on here. I have been posting regularly on the Hope Blog, but there just hasn’t been much of an urge to continue sharing my thoughts publicly – even though there have been some major changes in my life during the last year.
Here is a video update of what I’ve been up to recently. I’ve undergone a profound shift in the way I experience reality. It is not something I find easy to explain, but here is an attempt to describe what’s happened.
Things have been a bit slow around here lately, but I plan on being more communicative in 2016. In this video, I talk about what I’ve been up to in recent months, and why I have taken a break from blogging.
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