Your mind has a powerful capacity for addiction. Some people naturally have more than others (tendency for addiction). For money, power, fame, drugs, possessions, accolades, gambling, golfing, and so much more. Recognize and then stop those addictive thoughts like “What am I doing?” “What can I get?” “How quickly can I get it?” “Who do I have to please?” “How do I look?” “How can I get ahead here?” (especially if you are stuck in traffic). If you rest in the belief that things happen for a reason, and in their own good time, you will receive what you really need from God and the Universe, then you can relax your mind and live a quiet day.
Know that there is no end to the desire for more, and this is a disease so prevalent in our modern Society. The more you acquire, the more your desire to acquire more will be. A good way of handling this is to ask your loved ones around you how they feel about your behavior. If most all believe you have an addiction to something, then you should start to clean out your closet.
Most all addictions are soul crushing and make your blood pressure rise, your heart rate fast, and your ensuing depression much greater. It hurts everyone around you as well. It is a vicious cycle, and those addictions can end up killing you too.
Many of these addictions are related to “adrenaline junkie” mentalities. You keep on screaming to your soul to get “more”, and then “even more”, and the greed and addiction never stops. As we discussed earlier, the seeking after “peak experiences” will only result in future dissatisfaction.
If you live by the paradigm, the “model” of “more seeking”, then you are living a false model that inevitably will result in failure and a broken heart. It is like running as fast as you can (more) on a hamster wheel/exercise treadmill, and yearning to get to the end “destination”. Recognize that there is NO end to the treadmill. It just goes on and on and on. The more that you seek for “more” (in this case the “end” of the treadmill), the more frustrated you will get. Blindly running faster looking for the corner of a round room may work for just a moment, but once you realize the pointlessness of it all, you will have wasted a tremendous amount of time and your own sanity.