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Impulsivity : 5 Min. Podcast

22 October, 2020Podcasts, News

Crossroads Recovery Centre · 5min Contemplation: Impulsivity

” There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. It is the root of all emotional self-control, since all emotions, by their very nature, lead to one or another impulse to act”. – Daniel Goleman

Why is it that even when I am trying to be conscious and present, I slip into impulsivity and I am unable to pull myself out of the unconscious, impulsive acts ?

If an idea enters my mind, I act immediately on it. I find that I am unable to undestand why I behave impulsively and how to control or stop the behaviour – once I am in the middle of the behaviour, I am either unconscious or everything I try is ineffective.

Where does this compulsion come from ? Especially when I am trying to be present and do “the right thing”. Is this unconscious behaviour the result of my inner dis-ease or my obsession(s) ?

Experience has taught me, that the only way to free myself from this unconscious, impulsive behaviour is to admit that I am the problem. I am the one that needs to change – my behaviour needs to change. I need to stop fighting, surrender and take action. I need to let go and practice my programme consistently. I need to review my programme – am I going to meetings ? Am I doing stepwork ? Am I in contact with my sponsor ? Am I doing service ? Am I in contact with my Higher Power ? Are all my 5 pillars intact ?

This podcast was recorded as a series of lectures given to people in 12 step addiction recovery treatment. The purpose of these talks was to teach and motivate individuals to search for their own spiritual solution to their addiction.

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