Recovery soundbites

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Semaphore, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Semaphore

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    I thought I'd start a thread where folks can put "soundbites" that have helped shape their recovery. Short, pithy and relevant, these statements should become a repository of helpful thoughts and words that you can grab on the run.

    Let me start with a few I saw today:

    the battle is winnable

    starve the habit of the oxygen of opportunity

    persistence is more important than perfection

    As a man thinks, so he does
     
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    See an urge before it arrives and deal with it
     
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    choose - 2 seconds of bliss or a lifetime of misery?
     
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    "You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration." - James Allen
     
  5. Ongoingsupport

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    There's HALT from the 12 Step world: Don't get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
     
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    "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
    M. Scott Peck
     
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    "...if I can think about sex again in a wholesome and moral way ... and abstain completely from porn... I will be improving my life right now (and those around me) ... but I could be touching the lives of people generations from now..."
     
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    "Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies." Ambrose of Milan
     
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    ....when I get an urge or am tempted, I read the success story forum. This motivates me and shows me that if I stick at it, there can be a new life at the end of it....
     
  10. BruceD

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    Before I get back out there let's spend some time lookng inside. (referring to dating again).
     
  11. Semaphore

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    “Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
    M. Scott Peck md
     
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    "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Socrates.
     
  13. Ongoingsupport

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    To borrow one from another context: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste on porn."
     
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    Aristotle said, "whatever lies within our power to do lies also within our power not to do."
     
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  15. Ongoingsupport

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    You have to uncover*, then recover. (thought of it while microwaving food)

    * Psychologically speaking
     
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    "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." Newt Gingrich
     
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    A person with integrity is not the one who falls but that who knows he is weak and after rising up looks forward no matter what.
     
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    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
     
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    "You can't stop a bird from trying to land on your head. But you can definitely prevent it from building a nest there."
    Dont let pmo fester long enough in your head to build a nest there
    love this quote! thx @333
     
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    Guilt is only a good if it leads you to do good, otherwise if it leads you to shame, depression, enmity and low self worth it is not healthy. I prefer no guilt, some remorse, and a whole lot of hope...
     
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