An addict values substances and acting-out an addictive behavior, more than he/she values you or your love.
This is a devastating and horrific truth to come to accept.
During the period of coming to accept this truth, there will be a tremendous amount of denial and wishing for a different outcome, followed always by the devastation of low self-worth. Recovery from this state will occur when you finally value your own self more that the addict values you.
You will continue to seek the Devil’s approval until you leave the Darkness. This requires taking pain.
“Easy woman, you are speaking to the man I love” (Thomas Jackson)
Most of the time I’m halfway content
Most of the time I know exactly where it went
I don’t cheat on myself I don’t run and hide
Hide from the feelings that are buried inside
I don’t compromise and I don’t pretend
Thanks for saying this Bob.
The following are the five precepts or five virtues stated by the Buddha
- I undertake the training rule to abstain from killing. Killing and cruelty.
- I undertake the training rule to abstain from taking what is not given. Stealing.
- I undertake the training rule to avoid sexual misconduct. Acting out sexually.
- I undertake the training rule to abstain from false speech. Lying.
- I undertake the training rule to abstain from use of drugs and alcohol which cause heedlessness. Addiction.