Have you been quit for a few weeks or a month? Are you starting to wonder how long you’re going to continue to have these cravings? Does it seem like the nicotine has got to be long gone, but you’re still having these craves? And do you still seem to think about smoking (or not smoking, as the case may be) all the time (or a lot of the time)? Do you wonder when that will stop?
Have you quit smoking? Does it still feel strange to you not to be smoking? Uncomfortable, even? Do you ever wish you could just “get back to normal”?
Have you quit smoking and stayed free for a while, but all of a sudden find that you’re starting to eat everything in sight at certain times of the day (or even all day long)? Have you been doing everything you can to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible now that you’ve quit, but now you feel like your eating is getting out of control?
There’s an old Zen proverb that says, “Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish opinion.” To me, this means that the truth is all around you, and all you have to do to see it is to stop covering it up with your own flawed interpretations and expectations.