Thursday, 15 October 2015

the hungry ghost and recovery

Gabor Mate - The Hungry Ghost - The Biopsychosocial Perspective of Addiction Part 3

Gabor Mate looks at addiction as a product of the kind of culture that has been spread around the world, in particular the interference with community and spiritual life. Very insightful.

What is recovery? What does it mean to recover something? It means you find something.
The person finds themselves again after they have lost sight of themselves.

The myth is that an addict has to reach rock bottom. People don't need more defeat, they've had enough defeat. In order to gain possession of ourselves we need some confidence, some hope of victory, some taste of victory. We must know what victory is and like it better than defeat.

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