Last post I told you that everyone has breakthroughs. Only for most people, they are simply illusionary breakthroughs they placate themselves with. False breakthroughs which are simply their crazy mind, tricking themselves that they have made a real change.
Some examples of this are:
* The addict that says they are quitting drugs, because they increase the length of time between getting high episodes. (Been there.)
* The drunk who believes because they only drink during meals or “socially,” they’re not an alcoholic. (Been there.)
* The smoker who says he or she is quitting, because they cut down a little. (Only did that 50 times.)
* The person who gets out of their dysfunctional marriage – then immediately replaces their spouse on the rebound with a carbon copy. (I only did this 13 times.)
* The overweight or binge eater who convinces themselves that they are making progress because they keep re-losing the same 10 pounds of water weight and scale fluctuation, but never really getting to the other 30 pounds too much they are carrying. (Thank God there’s one of these I haven’t done!)
Anyway, give all this some thought, because there’s one more angle to explore here. I’ve been in Sydney the last couple days. The next stop is Jakarta, Indonesia. I’ll check in from there and we’ll continue the discussion.