“Addicted to distractions”
if we are to expand our consciousness, it is imperative that we experience the fullness of life in a way by which we can learn and grow from all these experiences. The escapes of animalistic sex, alcohol, drugs, chronic negativity, and so on, are not in themselves bad, because these addictions reveal deeper aspects about ourselves that we attempt to suppress.  We also seek salvation through artificial means, especially technological devices, such ass television, computers, and phones. What we seek through these devices, though, reveals our internal struggle, because our suppressed nature, holds a repressed anger, which we stimulate through vicarious violence. The violence we seek through “Poor” entertainment , the news and social media, discloses the the frustration we harbor within as a result of our empty, uncreative lives. We are attracted to acts of violence because they reflects our inner turmoil, and our ego loves that. The system also knows that.
Addictions tend to teach us a lot about ourselves. We are trapped in a cultural tendency to become addicted. Addictions vary only in degree, from alcohol to Televisión, video games or social media, and according to what is socially accepted. Of course the media and other unnatural systems, such as government, do not view any of these as an addiction, because it keeps people blindly following their agendas.

We perceive anger as a bad emotion that we must push to the side and not identify with. However our suppression of anger in the world makes us incapable of love, as the seeds of our anger continue to grow roots deep within us that, unless acknowledged, often turn into unconscious aggression. To be mindful of our anger and to be able to express it to another without being aggressive will transform anger into love.
→ Psychologically, repressing our anger, or any emotion, without making it mindful has a devastating effect both on the individual and on the collective. Many people who are spiritually inclined tend to suppress dark aspects within themselves, incorrectly assuming that these emotions are illusory, fearful, and negative. Instead of moving through their pain, they store it in the back closet of their minds, where it continues to grow stronger.

What’s your drug of choice? What’s your distraction of choice?

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