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1. parts that stand out to

1. parts that stand out to me in this. any time spent resisting is beneficial.

2. the episodes become shorter and less frequent, and thought patients can relapse during stressful times, they can quickly regain control using their new found technique.

So all that pain during resisting is worth it. I am glad to read that. I think enduring the pain and all the crap from resisting will become easier thinking about it that way.

I have seen that the 2nd part working on me. I gain control after a relapse much faster now. It is even easier. Like yesterdays binge relapse but I am in control today. I am resisting urges and cravings(no headache either they seem to be getting less and less :) ). I did not think after episodes like yesterday it would be easy to stop after just one day. I am using more stuff to fight with. I let some things slip awhile but pick up news ones.

Tapping seems to really be working for me. I do not care how or why it works. I just know that when the cravings hit me I can tap them away even if it is only for a little while. This article proves that is enough to help heal. Also the more I tap the more effective it will be if I am reading this right.

Thanks for this one also I need to see this

I don't think that resistance

is the prime focus here but only to be used at the same time as the "doing" of the alternate activity. Without the doingness of the alternate activity it is unlikely that resistance alone will work. If resistance itself were sufficient, then mere will power on its own would be able to work and there would be no problem and anyone could stop any compulsion at any time. Resistance on its own seems contrary to what 12 step members find when they admit they were powerless over the compulsion. To me this means they probably tried to stop using resistance before but it did not work. They may have not changed the channell at the same time and "did" something else until it passed. An error I would probably make would be to want the feeling to go away which would seemingly cause resistance. This does not seem to be the instruction though, which states that one should not want the feeling to go away but not to give into it. So, the resistance is purely placed toward not giving into it while at the same time doing something else.

Also, another tool to help is to use negation to

eliminate what is held in mind at the time. For example, one could feel what it is like to "neither desire, nor, do not desire". Using negation seems to eliminate a "doer" which makes sense according to sages that say "you are not the doer". And, the negation of both those positive and negative actions can result in the dissolution of the duality. So, what one is doing is letting go of the positive action (neither desire) as well as the negative action (nor do not desire). I find this helpful to do in a very relaxed state when a desire comes up that one would like to transcend. Once the positive and negative aspects of the action are let go of, which are seeming dualities then the "who" that was negating them in the first place may disappear and heck, who knows, maybe sudden Enlightenment.
Or, at least it seems to layer in a distance from the content of the mind and the "doer", which progresses to an impersonal "witness/observer" and facilitates non-attachment and disidentification from the content of the mind.

Some negations to use:

It may be best to become very present and feel the "I-am" ness after considering that the feeling of "I am" is not coming from the body/mind mechanism which is actually insentient according to many mystics. Then, in a relaxed state contemplate the following negations:

Neither desire, nor, do not desire
Neither want, nor do not want

Neither here, nor there
Neither this, nor that
Neither now, nor then
Neither present, nor absent
The abscense of presence and absence
The abscense of the abscense of presence and absense

The above concepts were derived from a book I read by an Advaita Vedanta teacher named Ramesh Balsekar. I can't recall the book title right now but will try.