Smoking is not a healthy way to meet your oral needs. You can learn many, many other healthy ways to meet your emotional needs!
In September, after that January coughing fit, I was going on vacation to the Outer Banks of my home state. I decided not to smoke on the trip. I didn’t and instead got into the deliciousness of other pleasures: food; love making; swimming; and delicious movements of the physical body.
This time when I quite smoking it was entirely different from all the other times I had tired to quit smoking. In the past, I quite smoking by controlling myself and I always started to smoke again. When any anxiety or stress occurred in my life, I picked up the Marlboro cigarette.
When I quite smoking by loving and listening to my body, it was easy. I experienced a pleasurable transition into greater awareness. I was in no way depriving myself of anything. I was loving my body and myself and directly meeting my oral and security needs in healthy ways, instead of by smoking cigarettes.
I realized that I smoked to help myself be more aware of myself. I was conditioned to take care of others and their needs, not my own. So smoking was actually a way to focus on myself and what I needed.
Smoking, strange as it seems, was a way to comfort and attend to myself. Once I comforted myself directly, smoking was not nearly as good as the direct hit!
This may not be the exact reason you smoke, but it doesn’t matter if it is or not. Just acknowledge what you do need and meet those needs directly in a healthy way. As you become conscious, you will notice why you have been smoking and your emotional needs will make complete sense to you.
When you decide to quit smoking because you love your physical body and care about what you are doing to yourself, it is a joy to quit smoking. You will do it out of love. Love for you is the start of love for others. Love for others is the start of a worldwide energy flow of love for all of us.
Before you know it, love is more important than smoking. Learn more about anxiety and how it makes you smoke.
When you decide to be conscious of your physical body and love it, everything improves. After all, your body is your direct link to Mother Earth. If you care for your body, you will take care for Hers.
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Copyright, 1999, Doris Jeanette ~ Revised, January, 2009.