Hi Nick - that was quite the threads I've read - very cool post, points and process thus far.
Awesome you are moving yourself through the DIP lite course, as that is where we learn how to walk this process of self-change - where we learn how to actually, physically, practically take and live self-responsibility as that is what is necessary from us all - for all, one as equal, to stand self-responsible for this life, this creation, what is here as our nature, and to move ourselves to a point wherein we live by principles that support and manifest what is best for all. So you are definitely on the right track and it's great to see you so willing to be open about the subject and relationship you've created towards porn and masturbation. As it's been mentioned, so many have faced and are facing this exact same point. What is most interesting though is that no matter what it is we are addicted to - whether it's porn, or smoking, or food, or shopping, or anything - the addiction is the construct we must come to see, and understand so that we can direct in sorting it out, taking responsibility for it, and aligning it/ourselves to live to our utmost potential. So it's quite the realization and gift to realize it's not what exists outside of us that is the 'problem', as Marlen mentioned, it is who we are within all that we do, live, express and thus WE are the solution, we are the ones to actually embody the change. For me in the beginning of the process, that was such an empowering point - to realize that it's just me here, I have done all of this to myself, I am creating all that is here as myself, and thus I am the one that is able to change it - like wow, I am actually capable of deciding for myself who I am and what I stand as and live by.
So it was quite cool to read your words and your ability to see that we indeed limit ourselves through various patterns and addictions, yet when there is a will, there is a way and we must become that in order to change ourselves, as it's absolutely possible and necessary to be done. So welcome to the forums, the process, the journey and very cool to have you here. Looking forward to reading more of you!