Daily Raw Inspiration – Does Your Addiction Harm Others?

Addiction, even food addiction, being a slow form of suicide, we like to think it won’t harm anyone else but ourselves. We may even think that our leaving this plane will actually help the people in our life.

But number one, you have a purpose here in this place and time, and you would be missed. You have gifts only you can share, and you don’t need to be perfect to share them. In fact, your unique challenges allow you to do your work in a unique way.

Number two, if you are stuck in depression which often stems from ingratitude, you are handing down your disease of ingratitude to your children. Cultivating a heart filled with gratitude is key to happiness and overcoming addiction.

Number three, if you are stuck in addiction you will not live the life you deserve to live! You had to be born and you have to die. The least you can do in the interim is enjoy a good life. You deserve to be here, you see. You were destined to be here. You are needed here, now. You are loved.

I am choosing life! Choose life with me!!

Any thoughts?

In Joy!

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10 Responses to Daily Raw Inspiration – Does Your Addiction Harm Others?

  1. Shandy says:

    Love love love this one! Just posted it on my FB! Love it!

  2. Marna says:

    You are clear and courageous in saying what you say. I have been reading your blogs for a long time and this seems like a breakthrough statement.

    • Jinjee says:

      Thank you for the feedback! As an addictive personality it is something I’ve given a lot of thought to. I am thinking of writing a book called Addicted to Addiction with my friend who is a Doctor/ health researcher.

  3. M. says:

    After a binge last night (one of many in an entire week of bingeing), I listened to your call and realized that I am a food addict. I hate what I do, yet I can’t stop doing it (or I don’t know how). Unlike illegal drugs, food is one of the easiest addictions to come by. I passed both a McDonalds & a cupcake shop on the way home from work last night & walked right up to the counter at both. Jinjee, what advice would you give to someone who is completely overwhelmed? Where does one start? The thought of doing a 21-28 day program is very daunting (like, yeah – right! You can’t last for 2 days!). I know on the call last night you said that it’s easier to go all the way than halfway? Can you explain. Your words & life are inspiring. Thank you. Melissa

    • Jinjee says:

      Hi Melissa,
      That is an enormous first step on the journey to healing; recognizing the problem. Congrats! What I find wonderful about the 100% fresh raw diet is how you instantly feel so much better, that it becomes really easy to stay on the path, rather than doing a diet that takes weeks until you notice a difference in how you look and feel. It can be hard to keep the momentum up for that. I’d recommend that in conjunction with a 100% raw program like The Garden Diet 21 Day Raw Cleanse or 28 Day Raw Experience, you read Marianne Williamson’s book “A Course in Weight Loss”. She helps you work through the spiritual illness behind why we make poor food choices. Once you become happy with yourself on the inside, it is easier to make positive choices for our body too.

  4. Jill says:

    Your message was perfect timing for me. Yes, Jinjee, my food addiction is a totally selfish thing and it is a slow suicide. I noticed that I punish myself by eating junk because I tell myself I don’t “deserve” raw foods. How silly. My 19 year old son recently left for massage school and told me he wants me to be around for many years because he needs and seeks out my opinion, my wisdom. Do I have any, I ask myself? My answer, Yes, of course, I do and I am important in the lives of my 4 boys even though they are almost grown and on their own. I look today with new eyes, with gratitude. This whole week in fact I have been back in gratitude for this wonderful life I am gifted. I have fallen, but I WILL get back up and try again. I am a child of God and I deserve the Best he has to offer me. Thanks for the push to help me back on raw. Thanks for the reminder that opened my eyes again. Ahh, Watermelon Juice for breakfast sounds really good right now……. :)

  5. Jazzy Me says:

    Hi Jinjee,

    WOW!!! This was a really deep message for me at this time. I have been in the grips of food addiction and I really thought it only affected me. I read this to my son, and he said it affects him too. To see me eating crap and not being able to stop. To see me in physical and emotional pain. To hear me talk about suicide. Yes, it definitely affects him and my other children as well.

    • Jinjee says:

      Wow. Thank you so much for posting this personal message. I’m grateful the post was used to stimulate conversation on this topic. What a great start on a new way of seeing things!

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