Quit Date: 2011-12-21
Posted April 10, 2014 · IP
I'm not afraid of relapse one single bit. It ain't ever gonna happen.
Some of you are. And there's one huge reason for that....
You have not closed the doors on your smoking past and evolved into a never again smoker, you have a lingering belief that smoking does give you some benefits and are abstaining through many methods.
Abstainance looks like my quit but it is fundamentally different.
There is no reason I would smoke ever and I hate smoke being anywhere near me. I am repulsed by the poisonous stench.
Abstainance is going without what you want.
You can abstain all your life, but it will never be the same as the true desire to never smoke again, and by definition it is never going to be as comfortable.
You must discect your quitting mindset and remove any weaknesses to make it relapse proof.
Seriously you have to remove all justifications. Including death of a child. Murder of a spouse. Terrible awful situations that you may face, and you must know that you would not find smoking to be a comfort.
Then, like me, you will be forever free.
This is the power and strength behind NOPE...it is not just a bashing word from the hardcore ex smoking police, it is the source of their quit strength.
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