Right, I just want to know if it's okay to distance oneself from certain things.
I am talking about alcohol for instance. About 3 weeks ago I decided and made a point to myself to not drink alcohol EVER again. And I plan to stick by this for the rest of my life.
Am I limiting myself in any way by doing this, or is it fine if I'm happy not drinking alcohol again?
I want to do the same for chocolate, but just want to make sure or confirm that this is okay to do.
NEVER eating/drinking something again, or is it a limitation that I am setting?
Hi Anthony -
Through the process of 'distancing oneself for things' - we must be sure to not create a point of separation and potentially suppressed inner-friction/conflict through this, but utilize this decision as an opportunity to investigate who we are within such things - through the process of writing, self-forgiveness and self-corrective application we can explore the relationship ties that we have connected to such things that weren't supportive - and it is through this that we realize that it's not even the alcohol or the chocolate in themselves, but it's SELF that's the actual problem that must be sorted out.
So, when making such decision to not do something ever again, we must be sure that we are making that decision as the self-directive principle within an understanding of ourselves, not as an attempt to distance ourselves from our point of responsibility in standing equal to all things and through this investigating all things and keeping for ourselves each point that we see stands stable within the principle of that which is best for all life.
Currently, it is clear that alcohol is not that which is best for all life - however, that is clear for me - you must, through a process of self-investigation and self-reflection, see this for yourself so that when you make a decision, YOU are making the decision. Thus, you aren't making a decision based on some rule or fear or judgment, but an actual direct seeing.
So, suggest to look at 'who you are' within making the decision to never drink alcohol again, as well as never eat chocolate again - is there resistance when you consider the NEVER point? If there is, suggest to write it out for yourself (you can place your writings here in this thread, as well), to get really clear on your decision to such an extent that you do not require to ask if it's 'okay' from others, because you see the decision that you have made is clear, as you have investigated it in self-honesty and are able to express your decision as who you are in self-awareness here.
If anything is still not clear - let us know.