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twinsmommy
March 6th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Has anyone read "freedom from addiction'? and if so what did you think?
TIA
Twinsmommy

AMELIA
March 7th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Hi Twinsmommy,
No I haven't read that particular book, but many of Deepaks other books.
Would love to know more......sounds interesting.

twinsmommy
March 7th, 2008, 10:41 AM
You can check it out on his site. deepakchopra.com (as if you didn't know LOL) on Amazon they have an excerpt (sp) He wrote it with someone else, combining eastern wisdom traditions and western med (I think) to help with all addictions. I am gonna go ahead and order it. I will let you know what I think. You let me know if you get it first !!! :-) I heard about it on his show on Serious radio. Do you have that?

flyinhigh
March 7th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Hello twinsmommy,
Yes I have read it and found it to be insightful. It gave me an insight to what drinking was replacing in my spiritual life. I hope you enjoy it, flyinhigh

twinsmommy
March 7th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Oh I am so happy to haer that!!!!! Anything you can share please do. I do not have the book yet and can't find it in the area so I have to order it. I have known for a long ime that my drinking is a symptom but I don't know how to figure out what I am missing.
hugs and thanks i am very excited to get the book

flyinhigh
March 7th, 2008, 02:13 PM
The book really broke down the diff. between AL addiction and AL dependnece. It also walked me through the stages of alcoholism...the first signs, what comes next (blackouts) then what comes next. This was my personal alarm clock, i did not want to head into the next step. He then breaks down different doshas and gives advice on what method of "recovery" may work for you. His book is not limited to just alcohol, (i wish it was) though the other addiction are interesting to read. Good luck!
Also I don't know if you need to figure what is missing, but how to let go?
hope this help,

happycamper68
March 7th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Thanks to all that posted on this thread. I have great respect for him and will buy the book. :h

AMELIA
March 8th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Yes, I think I will buy it too now....if I can find it..
Thanks

lillyatter
March 9th, 2008, 07:29 PM
It is amazing :)

Dang TM,I wish i still had it...I read it a couple of years ago...I don't have tiome to read your replies,I'm sure others will tell you more about it...it is awesome.The best thing I remember about it,the nugget i took from it that was my favorite was that Deepak (whom I LOVE,by the way-I went to his center in California last year for a week-best week of my LIFE) made me feel so much better about myself in explaining that people who have addictions are simply restless...as in we actually ARE very intelligent and aren't just lazy and not wanting from life,but a llot of times just the opposite-frustrated that we keep coming up short of the excitement and fulfillment that we are trying to find.I don't know that i am really explaining this properly,but I felt a real "aha"!That is me!!I amtotally addicted to wanting to always enjoy life to the fullest and am a LOT of the time feeling stifled by "ordinary life",as much as I am graeful for my "ordinary life",does that make sense?Now,that doesn't mean that the way we go about trtying to FULFIULL those wants and needs is appropriate...oh my god,no!that is not what he is saying at all :H...but,whew,how nice to have someone put your addiction in a light such as this ALONG with obviously,all of the other negative things that we have to accept too.That we are simply misguided in our attemts for fulfillment and enlightentment.Getting enlightentened by your vodka or bud light every night just doesn't work very well after a while,damnit......it's so not fair:upset:...hey,i think you were trying to decide whther to buy it?go get it girl!!!you will love it!Tell me what you think after you read it!You just reminded me of it,I think i'm gonna go get it again,it was great .Have a nice rest of your day,sweetie!:l

bestlifeldms
March 14th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Twinsmommy,

I just ordered it yesterday, am looking forward to it. Oh, and by the way, I am a twins mommy too!

Best

breaking_the_cycle
January 26th, 2011, 12:21 AM
I'm considering ordering this book now too! I have other books by Deepak and I'm a fan of his.

DeeBee
January 26th, 2011, 03:41 AM
Great book!
I read it a couple of years ago when I quit smoking -- think I'll give it another read this weekend as I'm about to embark on my twak free life again.