A sucking chest wound is Nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
You’ve tried every way possible to avoid being stuck in catastrophic situations and always find yourself stuck in near fatal physical or emotional circumstances. There’s an old saying;
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
The lesson is that if the repeated results always end in harm, then maybe you should take a hint and give up trying to win an unwinable game.
Here’s an unexpected twist that I picked up from this application.
For 35 years I drank like a fish. It landed me in the most dire health situations, extreme encounters with the law, and utterly destroyed all my family relations. I earnestly started A.A. a half dozen times. It was in A.A. that I learned the above definition for insanity. They relate it to the practice of drinking itself. Therein lies the irony.
Near death, I finally wised up and thought of the saying in terms of trying to quit drinking over and over by turning to A.A. What finally saved my bacon was to stop turning to A.A.! Over 30 years I tried using A.A. and following their “Program” in many different ways. 90 meetings in 90 days, get a sponsor, follow the steps, share with others etc etc ad infinitum. All these plans ended disastrously as I always ended up back on the sauce. Finally I quit the insanity and tried a different way. I quit going to A.A. It worked.
It worked. But not all by itself, and there’s the rub. I am stone-cold serious when I say that I am convinced that the method I found will work not only for alcohol addiction but for any other destructive behavior–over eating, compulsive gambling, sexual compulsions–anything that anyone finds detrimental and wishes to quit.
Want to know the method I found?
In case you do, the answer is in the comments section.