We need to set ourselves free from our guilt, shame, fear, sadness, stress and other emotion that is uncomfortable to feel and the only way to accomplish that is to move through the emotion and not around it.
Smoking a cigarette is a guilty pleasure, it becomes especially guilty and oh so pleasurable when for one reason or another we are not allowed to smoke, such as during meetings or flying in airplanes.
“Smoking is an outward signal of inner turmoil or conflict and most smoking has less to do with nicotine addiction and more to do with the need for reassurance.” – The Definite book of body language.
Repeating mantras, words and phrases such as “quit smoking”, “stop smoking”, “smoking cessation” and “must have to should quit smoking”, create dangerous programs in the simple mind computer.
The human mind can be compared to a simple computing machine, a simple computing machine that is a highly complex and paradoxical organic computing machine.
“Never say never” – Popular song lyrics. “I never asked for this” and “I always feel tired” are emotionally charged statements.