every year the lake freezes up differently
Last week i had an interesting experience, that makes me wonder about how free will works, if it does, and what is divine intervention.
Ha! i decided (again) to stop smoking last week. And i am now officially a non-smoker. Someone like you who has no desire to smoke, no will power needed, we just do not have the urge.
So yes, i read the book of Allen Carr,
but not till after i decided to sop again.
This is the story: the morning i stopped was the morning i was planning to go to an after-care meeting from my recent 'changeways' group. I thought i can speak about it there and they can encourage and support me and help me to set goals and solidify them. The meeting wasn't as good as i expected, i found it kind of lame, everybody was complaining and i was goofy. But anyway i did say what i set out to do and asked the group how i could set it in to manageable goals for the coming week, other than, stop smoking. Afew people said some reasonable things, which i waved down. Then this new girl ( that i didn't like yet, gosh i don't know her) she said get Allen Carr's book. Now we all know how there is a trillion self-help books out there, and what kind of goal is that anyway? But for some reason i said, oh that sounds good, every time i feel i want to smoke i will read in a book about not smoking. After the meeting i did ask her for the exact title, while actually having no trust (note last post!) that a particular book could truly help me.
And by golly it did!
The essence of his method is that he makes you understand that smoking does nothing for you. We all will start for a variety of reasons, well none of us really start smoking thinking , oh i like to be a smoker for the rest of my life. Then he says, because the cigarette taste awful we actually believe, that we can never get hooked.
But he goes on, nicotine is very addictive! and what it does, the withdrawal symptoms make you slightly uneasy, give you kind of an empty feeling,
and that is the only reason you smoke again! to end a feeling created by the nicotine.
The easy way it is called, and easy it is!