Yep. It's kind of funny sometimes when I think of how each of us seems to do the same things that each of us seems to do.
Kind of like we're related or something.
From the same plant ... regardless if it's a grapevine, an apple tree, or a potato! Was it the sauce -- or were we born that way? Were we born that way or did we become that way?
That's what I mean. We can sit around thinking about thinking about what we think about -- and, then we don't get anything done except the thinking.
Kind of like a dog chasing it's tail. What's he going to do with it if he does catch it?
Well. He'd probably do noting with it -- because by the time he caught it he'd be all worn out.
We seem to get on a high when we're thinking. An actual drug like high. And, we can become addicted to the obsession and the drug that "thinking" produces.
Well. When we look at what happens in the body and the brain when we think -- thoughts are electrical impulses -- that produce and are produced by chemicals and chemical reactions -- that take place in the brain when we have a thought.
Scientists tell us that they know this -- because they can hook us up to machines and/or do blood tests to measure it -- and they say that because they can measure it -- it's proof that it's going on.
I have no doubts about it.
It was along this line of thinking -- when I had doctors trying to sell me on the idea of being on pillls for the rest of my life -- their primary deal was: "well you have a chemical imbalance in the brain -- and the pill fixes it."
When I told them that this is why I drank alcohol for so many years to change the chemical imbalance in my brain -- they tried to tell me "Oh, well that was different! This pill won't hurt you!"
It reminded me of in the 60's and early 70's... when the docs were selling Valium. "Oh! Everybody should be on this! It's a miracle drug! And, it won't hurt anyone!"
And, they said that until people started falling down dead or killing themselves.
Our book says "the problem centers in the mind."
Our solution is: we can take some actions (12 Steps, working with others, being of service to others, keeping active, nutrition, vitamins, eating right, resting right, attempting to live a spiritual way of life, and STAYING SOBER) -- that change what's going on inside the mind.