Trying (and Failing) to Quit

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Buddha says: If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Active sex addicts have lost control over their sexual fantasies and behaviors. Most often, this loss of control is evidenced by failed attempts to quit or cut back. Even consequences don’t motivate us. After getting in trouble at work for misusing our laptop, we swear off porn forever. But the next day we’re right back at it. After our spouse borrows our phone and discovers the hookup apps we’ve been using and the sexts we’ve been sending and receiving, we scrub our phones and swear that it will never happen again. A few days later, we’ve reinstalled the apps and we’re acting out yet again.

Just for Today
Try to count the number of times you tried (and failed) to control your addiction.