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Does praying help you with your addiction?

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by kylerlittle, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    Saying that the mind can prove religion is entering in a never ending debate. I say the mind cannot prove it because we will never have physical evidence of something that is not physical.
  2. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    That's based on preconceived assumption which itself is a limiting belief. Science already acknowledges that nothing is physical, therefore existence itself can never be proven ("I think therefore I am"). I'm not saying it can prove religion, I'm saying it can prove the fundamental principle behind all the world's religions which is the same for all of them. That doesn't mean it can prove religion or that all religions are correct. It just means that the one piece of information that all religions share (which comes back to consciousness) is the truth, the rest of the information offered by religions in most cases is speculation or a result of human psychology or has been intentionally manipulated for control of humanity. At the quantum level, everything including all matter is made up of nothing more than energy - there is no such thing as physical structure. It's only our perception of the external world which is absorbed through our ears, eyes, nose, etc and is decoded by, guess what? The mind! - therefore reality itself is a holographic image within the mind - it's a matrix. The mind has already proven it multiple times in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Both psychologists and scientists absolutely now know this to be true and quantum mechanics unequivocally proves it to be the case.
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  3. Rubyrose

    Rubyrose Member

    I think praying can help,I think prayers give people hope, however a person must also want to get rid of an addiction as well. There may be some who think praying and not changing anything about what they are doing is going to stop their addiction. I don't think living that way would stop an addiction, however if you pray and are trying your best, or started trying to get rid of your addiction will help encourage you more to stop an addiction.
  4. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    I've prayed several times and received what I was asking for, so that's all I need to keep me motivated to seek help inside myself. We don't need to rely on the outside only, there's a lot happening inside of us.
  5. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Community Champion

    I always believe that whatever religion or beliefs we had, we had only one God who created us as human beings in this world. And if while on our life journey we had trials, problems and worries that is bothering us like if you are into addiction, a prayer is so powerful in order to have that peace of mind within ourselves. Asking God to give us the wisdom and courage to face the realities of life will give us a sense of hope and meaning into our life. But of course aside from praying your perseverance to help yourself is also what you need to complete your satisfaction to change for the better of your life.
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  6. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    Many times our own behavior is a way to pray. If we make the effort, if we try to get things done right, that is being watched and we will be rewarded.
  7. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    A desire to change and that evidence of that unseen desire, translated into actions which prove that someone is serious about getting that change in their lives will most likely increase the chances of one's prayers being answered.

    Taken out of context yes, but it proves a point. If our actions must prove that we believe we'll get what we ask for.
  8. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    I think that whether you're a religious person or not, the type of focussed thought that prayer involves can actually be incredibly helpful when you're trying to kick an addiction. It can help to calm you down if you're currently feeling the pressure, and can give you the will to carry on when you might not be all that sure about what you're doing or how you're going to cope. So even if you don't believe in God, why not try a moment of reflection and thought, just to see what it can do for you?
  9. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    I do not believe in god, but I think if someone does, then prayer could help.
  10. mercshe

    mercshe Member

    Praying is a powerful tool for recovery and is advised. The words in a prayer are not only about acceptance but also about empowerment. It reminds the individual that there are many things that they will be able to change, and that they should take action when such actions will improve their life. Developing faith in recovery does not mean that the individual is expected to adopt any particular religious ideas.
  11. NanouHammie

    NanouHammie Member

    To pray is to ask a higher entity for strength to endure what you do not feel ready to face. The greatest power of all is in our minds. Belief is very powerful.
  12. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    When we ask something that we need, we are indeed making fair request and it will be answered. It doesn't need to be very well articulated, just something that comes from the heart.
  13. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    Mind over body :)
  14. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    Yes, but it's much easier said than done. First we need to control our mind and as we all know it that is something really hard to achieve.
  15. LinB

    LinB Senior Contributor

    I must admit that there seems to be a greater power out there. Sometimes one is not able to muster enough strength from one's own will to fight an addiction, and it is left up to the one who created us to supply.
  16. LinB

    LinB Senior Contributor

    That's a fact. Even if it just allows us to believe that even after we die we will experience eternal life. One's faith is pivotal to one's attitude.
  17. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    It's nice that you aren't one of those people who just bash believers.
  18. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    I completely agree. There is so much that is happening on the inside of us that we do not realize is happening.
  19. sunflogun

    sunflogun Community Champion

    It's a matter of believing and paying attention. If we give too much attention to external things we will lose contact with our inside.
  20. LinB

    LinB Senior Contributor

    I do enjoy the lush green vegetation and the smell of nature. It gives me that pure feeling when I look up into the Sky or when I dive into the river. But I realize that I am far superior to nature to think that nature could be my god. I am a god to nature. So maybe there is a God superior to me and superior to nature.