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Nicotine was in control for all of my adult life and a big chunk of my teen years. Becoming the boss again has been very special and the calmness and comfort that arrived was more wonderful than I'd ever imagined! The joy of smoking, slavedom, decay, and a 50/50 chance of dying 15.5 years early? Not this kid! For me, for now, just one day at a comfortable time, it's the Joy of Living!
The thousands of ahhhhh memories inbeded deep within our mind belong to a drug addict who was in need of a fix and got one. Within ten days to two weeks our brain was chemically adjusted to the complete absence of nicotine. It was all psychological after that. There is nothing missing and nothing left to replace. Our ahhhhh memories of filling an empty tank no longer belong to us.
All relapse will bring us is a mouth full of smoke, dizzy, three shades of green and a possible cough but no ahhhhh. We'll be temporarily deprived of our expectation. That sensation is reserved for the active addict in need of more. But it'll be too late. We'll either think we got away with our puff or keep digging within that pack or possibly the next until wel get the ahhhh sensation back but with it the truthful realization that it arose because of a new chemical need. Few of us smoke nicotine because we liked smoking. Once enslaved, we smoked nicotine because we didn't like what happened when we didn't smoke.
Just a quick reminder to you recovering nicotine addicts who are now beyond that 10 to 14 day chemical adjustment period and toying with a new excuse to relapse - FORGET IT !
The millions of smoking memories that remain in your mind were created by a drug addict while they rode a 20 to 30 minute lifetime cycle of nicotine highs and lows. There is nothing left to relieve. Your blood is clean, your body physically adjusted to the absence of nicotine and your chemical cycle of dependency has been broken.There is nothing in that white wrapper now except the exact same message you received with your first smoke ever - hot nasty tasting smoke, dizzy and maybe a cough - but no sense of relief - none, as nothing is missing!You worked hard in journeying home toward "you" again and it would be crime to flush this amazing recovery like a toilet in exchange for addict's promise that can't be kept.Freedom is primarily an education resource, simply a tool, which cannot be held responsible for being used, nor can it accept any blame for being ignored.Freedom today is doable and can even be made inspiring if you will only dig deep in your mind and recall the full honest truth of what it was really like living an entire day - day after day - from fix to fix to fix to fix. Was that the "real" you or a chemical bond?Go the distance! You've earned the right to see who you are. You've earned the right to experience entire days where the "thought" of "wanting" to smoke nicotine never invades your thinking!Yes, those pesky thoughts are annoying and yes, it would be nice if they were no longer a chore but the remaining thoughts will soon start becoming almost laughable and the alternative is captivity, destruction and a 50% chance of dying an average of 14 to 15 years early.There is no excuse for killing you and no chemical worthy of dedicating the remainder of your life to. Today we're free! Let the healing continue!Breathe deep, hug hard, live long, John