Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Meditation - Being Substance-Free
A benefit of being substance-free is we are able to look for resolves to conflict from a balanced state of introspection and analyses, and then choose the option that harms no one.
This is lesson 33 in the series "Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning" looking at aspects of codependency from a spiritual point of view.
Meditation for Reflection
Sit in a quiet and private place and close your eyes. Begin some even and regular breathing such as breathe in counts 1, 2; breathe out counts 1, 2; breathe in counts 1, 2 and continue the rhythmic pattern without actually saying the counts. After a minute begin reflecting on the following thoughts:
When not under the influence of harmful or excess substances we have quality time to include new and better habits such as a favorite exercise or hobby, time with family and friends and more.
A big benefit of being substance-free is that our new positive attitude replaces negative thoughts and actions. And, the more we replace negative with positive thoughts, especially in our 'self-talk' the more we actually manifest a positive personality.
It feels a lot better to live in a bright and positive state of mind, than the downer of being negative - negative self image and self-destructive actions, which are not good for our physical or overall health by any stretch of the imagination.
Finish your meditation by writing any new insights in your journal for use now and future review.
Substance-free affirmation to repeat aften during the day:
“Positive attitudes and upgraded habits allow happiness to flourish in my life.”
Codependency Homepage and Sitemap
Co-Dependents Anonymous Meeting Locations
The entire series of 48 Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning lessons can be purchased as a PDF or EPUB ebook by clicking here.
Article and ebook by Susan Helene Kramer
Sign up below or in the right-hand column for our meditation site newsletter. It only requires your email address and is never given out or sold to anyone. If at any time you wish to stop receiving it, each newsletter contains a link to unsubscribe. Each person must sign up themselves. We can't sign up for you. It is an easy way to keep abreast of new articles on the meditation site. Make meditation part of your daily routine and let the Bellaonline meditation articles help you select just what kind of meditation is right for you, whether you are a child, teen, or adult, a beginner, or advanced practitioner.
| Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map
Content copyright © 2014 by Susan Helene Kramer. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Susan Helene Kramer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Susan Helene Kramer for details.
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.