We are social mammals.
We are biologically wired to want, seek and make attachments, connections, with other people. We cannot stay physiologically healthy or emotionally and cognitively balanced, if socially isolated or if our social connections are
made unpredictable and insecure.
I highly recommend reading Addiction as an Attachment Disorder by Philip Flores Ph.D.
When these gurus teach us that attachment and friendship is the obstacle to realization, they are telling us to deny ourselves as *mammals* as well as human beings.
Philip Flores, author of Addiction as an Attachment Disorder, says the human need for social interaction is a physiological one, linked to the well-being of the nervous system.
When someone becomes addicted, Flores says, mechanisms for healthy attachment are "hijacked," resulting in dependence on addictive substances or behaviors. Some believe that addicts, even before their disease kicks in, struggle with knowing how to form emotional bonds that connect them to other people. Co-occurring disorders, such as depression and anxiety, make it even harder to build those essential emotional attachments.
"We, as social mammals, cannot regulate our central nervous systems by ourselves," Flores says. "We need other people to do that.""
Gurus teaching that human relationships are the obstacle to realization are preaching a recipe for alienation and addiction - to them and to their icky trance methods.
Earlier this week, I heard someone say,
"The opposite of addiction is connection."
And what an irony that the old time junkies referred to their source of heroin
as their 'connection'.
For fun, go read people's descriptions of how they feel when getting addicted to
benzos and Xanax bars.
Diary of a Blackout Benzo Addict.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2019 09:39PM by corboy.