Today I want to share with you three levels of overcoming porn addiction
I got them from Leo Gura
The first level is escaping addiction
You have this symptom
And I can give you a Band-Aid
It will work for your symptom
It’s a coping mechanism for escaping the symptom = the feeling
Porn is that Band-Aid that lets you escape the feelings that you have
But it’s only that—Band-Aid
It only covers up the symptom in the short term
But doesn’t do anything to improve the situation
In fact, you are digging a grave for yourself
The second level is improved addiction
You realize that the Band-Aid makes no sense
Can you have something more effective for unhappiness?
Sure — here’s a “medication”
That “medication” is replacing porn with a healthier addiction
Such as an intimate relationship
Better than a Band-Aid?
Makes you feel amazing a lot of the time
But deep inside, you’re still… unhappy
What if that girl breaks up with you?
Now you get it
These things don’t work
What’s the ultimate solution ❓
The third level is getting free from ALL addictions
Is that really possible?
You’ve got to strike at the root cause of unhappiness
Rather than the symptom
What is it?
Your inability to enjoy life when you’re doing… nothing
Teach yourself to:
✔ Enjoy meditation
✔ Appreciate every little experience
✔Not to stay in your head all the time
And you finally strike at the root cause rather than the symptom
You will say this:
I don’t need porn to feel good
1️⃣ I already feel good
2️⃣ And if I sit down to meditate
3️⃣ I will feel even better