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A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on media, news, tv, movies, books, newspapers, bad news, publishing, murder, addiction, self-hatred, sexual pathology, shame, betrayal, extortion, robbery, cancer, arson, torture, life, and meaning

The average American child sees 20,000 murders in TV before reaching age 18.  This is considered normal.  Every community has video rental stores filled with multimillion-dollar films that depict people doing terrible things to each other.  If you read newspapers, you have every right to believe that Bad Nasty Things compose 90 percent of the human experience.  The authors of thousands of books pu

But you will be hard-pressed to find more than a few novels, films, news stories, and TV shows that dare to depict life as a gift whose purpose is to enrich the human soul.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 61

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Warren H. Whitfield on warren, whitfield, chairperson, the, addiction, action, and campaign

Borders, governments and the constant need to define ourselves by our differences (human judgement) is the greatest enemy of peace. The awareness that we are all human and the realisation that our greatest similarity is to love and to forgive, is our greatest tool for unity & calm.

Warren Whitfield

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A Quote by Warren H. Whitfield on warren, whitfield, chairperson, the, addiction, action, and campaign

"The greatest challenge we face today is not global warming or wars or the energy crisis, its apathy."

Warren Whitfield

Contributed by: Warren Whitfield

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on fossil fuels and addiction

We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial.  And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we're hooked on.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: A Man without a Country

Contributed by: Kalil

A Quote by Earon on junk, stuff, consumerism, addiction, and cheap plastic crap

Consumerism turns us all into junk-ies.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Sol Luckman on habit, addiction, ritual, highlight, candy, food, decadence, civilization, fruitless, deprivation, cult, rules, laws, and diet

From that point on I visited the bottle every day at dusk. After the morning with Alexis and the afternoon in the sun, this became the third highlight of my day. I never ate more than a milk ball or two and at most half a licorice twist. It was the ritual that counted, the decadent taste of civilization in that strange fruitless Eden where I was allowed to eat practically anything, so long as it wasn’t food.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on aversion, attachment, obsession, addiction, and disinterest

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.

Ram Dass

Contributed by: myster.E

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self-awareness, psyche, delusion, truth, psychology, buddhism, healing, perception, addiction, and detachment

If aspects of the person remain undigested--cut off, denied, projected, rejected, indulged, or otherwise unassimilated--they become the points around which the core forces of greed, hatred and delusion attach themselves.

Mark Epstein

Source: Thoughts Without a Thinker

Contributed by: Laurie

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