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Can You Love Your Addictions?

“If it’s food, love it. If it’s cocaine, love it. If it’s painkillers, love them. If it’s cigarettes, love them. These are some of your greatest teachers. They’ve taught you through direct experience what it is that you no longer wish to be. They’ve taken you to the depths for some reason. This is an intelligent system you’re a part of. There are no accidents in a Universe supported by omniscience and omnipotence. Be grateful for these teachers.

“If you hate them, curse them, and attempt to fight these addictions, you tip the balance toward hatred and fighting. You then continue to chase after what you don’t want because you’re in a weakened state. Fighting weakens; love empowers.


“So tip the scale toward love. Be grateful for the addictions that have taught you so much. Send them a silent blessing. By doing so, you shift toward the love that you are.”

–from Wayne W. Dyer’s new book “Being In Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires,” quoted in the latest issue of Hay House’s “Present Moment” newsletter.

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posted October 31, 2006 at 6:03 pm

I am so grateful for the material you bring to us! I missed a weekend retreat where he was speaking and perhaps this message was what I missed. Tremendous way to view the subject ! ~ Geri

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posted October 31, 2006 at 8:29 pm

Um, I wouldn’t say love the stuff, love the fact that you know you have an addiction and you are willing to overcome their illusinous and detrimental effects.

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posted November 1, 2006 at 12:56 am

What the heck –love your addiction?? No! Love your self enough to get off your addictions!!! I cant beleive he would say such or others would believe such!

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Fonda Munteanu

posted November 2, 2006 at 3:15 pm

You’re sending the wrong message to people who are struggling with addictions. You’re not being respondsible telling your neighbor to love their addiction. There’s no support in the Bible that tells you to love your addictions. Your responsibility is to God. Matthew 22:38 says “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself.” You’re loving your neighbor by telling them the truth about addictions will save their lives. God Bless you

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Jo Ferguson

posted November 4, 2006 at 6:55 pm

One must make friends inside ourselves . Wayne is right on. Jo Ferguson

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posted November 6, 2006 at 9:57 pm

is it ok to be addicted to KFC

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