Meditation and the chimp within ..

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Alex8282, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Alex8282

    Alex8282 Fapstronaut

    Hi all.

    When I was giving up smoking, I remember reading a book called the Chimp Paradox, which suggests that there are two parts to us - the first is the real us, who wants the best for ourselves and thinks rationally. The second is the chimp. The chimp just wants immediate gratification. It wants to smoke, drink to excess, PMO, and all the other things we know are bad for us. Letting the chimp take full reign, means that we are on autopilot and not doing what is best for us in the long-term.

    Meditation and mindfulness seem like excellent ways to bring out our real selves and to become more conscious of what we are doing on a day-to-day basis.
    I've attempted to cut PMO out for several years now, with varying degrees of success. I've been meditating first thing in the morning and last thing at night the last few days and it really seems to be helping. I got the Headspace app, but I also use some free YouTube guided meditations as well.

    We can take back control from the chimp within us!

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