As in the case of Don Draper from TV’s “Mad Men,” getting stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior can make it very difficult to see clearly and find your way out. Therapy can help.
Michael Jackson died from an overdose of a lethal mixture of drugs, one of which is an anaesthetic. Clearly the doctor who administered the drugs was irresponsible– he didn’t even call 911 when he knew Jackson was in trouble.
The doctor is one in a line of people who damaged Jackson fatally. The line starts with Michael’s father, who was cruel and abusive, an example of the narcissistic murderous father I have written about elsewhere.
The line continues with all the people who enabled Jackson’s multiple addictions.
The line ends with Michael Jackson himself. Maybe he fooled himself into thinking… Continue reading →
So one minute you’re sober and the next minute you never heard of sobriety, or you’ve radically changed the definition to include drinking, eating, drugging, etc–where does your mind go when you do this? One minute you’re sane and sober, the next minute you are NOT! You’re mindless. Somebody turned the switch? Put a lock on it!
Addiction is sneaky. You make up your mind not to indulge, and suddenly lose your mind and your sobriety with it. Addiction pulls the plug and you’re no longer conscious. Watch your mind–try to catch it before you lose it. Otherwise, addiction is in charge, controlling your mind, and who you are. Meditation can help you develop your powers of self-control.