We can think of many examples of chain-smokers and alcoholics who have lived long lives. However, these toxins do eventually catch up with us. The heart, the liver, and the lungs irreparably deteriorate. Since none of us know how long we have to live, it is better to spend our thoughts enriching the life we have know we have now.
Thoughts and actions brought us to this point… and Thoughts and actions can lead us out.
Oncve we start abusing a substance, from nicotine to alcohol to cocaine, there are two paths we end up on –
- “continuing the addiction, Illness and early death”
- “stopping the addiction, freedom, and renewed self-empowerment”
Addictions are more than only physical, they are also psychological. You have become dependent on a toxic substance that is slowly killing you. This poison is not only a murderer, but it is also a thief. It is robbing you of your time, your money, and your health.
Everything we “take in” has to be “expressed”. This works both on the physical level and on the mental level. If you see beauty around you that will be expressed. If you eat nutritious foods and see the nutrition, health, and beauty within it, that will also be expressed.
This is also true for darker elelments…
If you see ugliness around you, that will be expressed in your actions, habits, words, and thoughts. If you take toxins within you and see the toxin and devestation within it, that will also be expressed.
What spiritualists can learn from junkies and drug addicts, is how the daily and yearly example of this Law works. What habits, actions, and thoughts did that person have in their past that is expressing itself now? What habits, thoughts, and actions am I cultivating now that will express themselves in the future?
What we reap is what we sow… The Law of Karma… As within, so without… As above, so below…
We are reminded in many ways in many faiths and spiritual practices this Universal Law of Karma… or Sowing and Reaping. It is a Law that exists on several levels throughout our being. Since it is a Universal Law, it WILL express itself. Our thoughts and actions can either make it work for our slow purification… or for our slow destruction.