If our Soul chooses the details of our life...why would we choose something like addiction?
Let's zoom out a bit and look at addiction from the soul's perspective, so that we can shift our own perspective on something that is viewed with so much shame. It is human to addict, and it is nothing to be ashamed of, however we can certainly choose a better path.
The Tim Ferriss Show - Interview with Dr. Gabor Maté
The Drama of the Gifted Child - Alice Miller
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Dr. Gabor Maté
Terrence McKenna on Addiciton