Do you have a talking addiction? Or know someone with a talking addiction?
Have you heard this joke?
"Do you know the name of the 12-Step program for people who talk too much?
On and On Anonymous!"
You might not find it funny if you are an incessant talker, or if you find yourself feeling trapped with someone who is going on and on…and on.
If You Have A Talking Addiction…
This "Tongue-in-Cheek" guide will help you make sure you never have a "spiritual" experience!
Are you one of those people who secretly wish you believed in God? Or are you one of those people who believe in God in an abstract way rather than a personal way? Are you actually doing everything you can to never have an experience of God, while denying that this is what you are doing? Now you can continue your spiritual disconnection on purpose, rather than doing it unconsciously!
1. Keep your mind closed to learning about yourself
What are your beliefs about what another's love will give to you or do for you?
Did you grow up believing that if only someone REALLY loved you in the way you needed to be loved, then you would feel happy, safe, lovable and worthy?
Certainly being truly loved by parents goes a long way toward supporting children in feeling safe and lovable, but it is not the whole story.
How can we maintain that wonderful intimacy we often have at the beginning of a relationship?
Think back to a time when you felt really close and connected with your partner — a time when you felt emotionally intimate with him or her. Think about a time when you felt light and playful with your partner, or a time when laughter flowed easily, or a time when you felt you could tell your partner your deepest secret and it would be accepted.
Do you believe that you have to feel loving to take loving actions? Discover why this isn't true!
Sometimes we just don't feel loving toward someone. Yet we know that there is a loving action called for in the situation.
• You know that your partner wants to be celebrated on her birthday, but you don’t like buying gifts or putting on parties.
• You see that your partner is hurting and needing some comfort and compassion, but what you really want to do is relax in front of the TV.
Do you suck the life out of others, or do you allow others to suck the life out of you?
“Squid is my word for people who seem to be missing their backbones but possess myriad sucking tentacles of emotional need.” —Martha Beck
Another phrase for ‘squid’ is ‘energy vampire.’
When your intent is to get love, rather than to be loving to yourself and share your love with others, you are a ‘squid.’ When you are not in the moment-by-moment process of learning what is loving to yourself, and taking loving action for yourself, then you are in the pro
My mother is Catholic. My father is an atheist. It's strange that they ever made it work.
As someone who was raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist father, I find it strange that they managed to make their marriage work. I would personally never date someone who didn't share my religious beliefs, which are non-existent.
Nearly everyone does, has done, or will do it. Take it to the next level and connect to the Divine.
Nearly everyone does it, has done it, or will do it. It is the single most important thing in continuing human life. It can create new life. It can be an amazing and beautiful experience. It can honor the participants and the Divine. It can bond two people for life. It can help one lift the veil between one dimension and another. It can kill. It can be violent and abusive. It can cause severely deep emotional and psychological wounds. It has been considered a precious and sacred gift. It has been considered abominable and evil. What could be considered all of these things?