Why Stay Trapped When The Door Is Open?
(based on the article by Mark Tyrrell of Uncommon Knowledge Ltd., http://www.unk.com)
It used to take weeks to sail from the US to England; now we can get there in a few hours. Times do move on. No matter how long you think it could or should take to stop smoking, if you have the opportunity to do it here and now, why wait?
When a smoker has fallen into the trap of believing that freedom achieving from smoking must be gradual, consider this simple truth:
Get out while you can.
If you were stuck in a prison cell and someone came over and said you can leave now, would you insist on leaving over a period of the next 2 weeks?
Worse, what if you were on death row? If your execution date was set for next week, you wouldn't think twice about getting out as fast as you could, would you?
Research Shows Abrupt Smoking Cessation Is More Effective*
The fact is, when we know what we are doing, we needn't – shouldn't – waste time. The clock is ticking, and 4,000 malicious, toxic chemicals are corrupting your body and spirit.
The escape needs to happen now. And research confirms it. Stopping smoking abruptly is more likely to lead to lasting abstinence than cutting down first, even for smokers who initially prefer to stop by gradual reduction.
It can only do more damage to wait in a house that, after all, may already be on fire.
If cigarettes could talk...
Just like a famous movie cowboy said: "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he's got and everything he's ever gonna have."
So said Clint Eastwood's character William Munny in the 1992 Western The Unforgiven. If cigarettes could speak, they might say something similar.
Of course, it's not just men. The rate of smoking in women is rising, and showing no signs of slowing down. All in all, one billion people are set to lose everything they've got and everything they were ever going to have because they fell into and didn't get out of the trap of smoking.
Don't linger! If you're ever to escape this trap – a trap that threatens to take everything you have – get out now. Get out while the door is ajar, and never look back. This is the message I want to impart to all smokers.
When Should I Push The Button
It's actually more natural to STOP ABRUPTLY than over time.
But don't do it cold-turkey because it could create huge subconscious resistance which could act as time bomb. Make sure that your unconscious mind is on board with your decision. This is where hypnotherapy shines.
Now, what does it really mean to stop abruptly? Is it really a specific point in time, if you think about it? Maybe over several years you started to doubt the relationship with cigarettes, started to question whether smoking really is for you. There were times when you've wanted to leave the relationship, to quit and walk away from it. And there were times when you felt like a slave.
So in a way you have already on one level decided to leave smoking, and that may have been quite a lot of unconscious preparation you've been doing.
This hypnotic session is sort of tipping point at which it can actually happen in the moment.
Act upon a decision already made. Book the hypnosis session.
If you want to draw it out, in a way it's like the person who's stuck in a relationship with someone who's agreed to separate, but keeps telling them, "Okay, not yet. We will separate, but I can't move out at the moment."
Actually, when the decision has been made, we really don't need any more excuses. You’ve already decided to leave, and all the session does is installs in deeper into subconscious and makes you feel easier about it.
Once the prison door is open, there's no point in just sitting there, especially if the executioner may still be wandering around.
“I’ll wait just a minute longer.”
"I'll just have one cigarette. One cigarette won't hurt. One cigarette won't kill me. Or just one more pack. Just a few more days.”
It’s an illusion. Beware of the tipping point, because the prison door might close after this one moment and this illusion may cost you a very dear price.
The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back
This is a well-worn metaphor and many people are familiar with it already. The fact is when you smoke a cigarette, unless it's your very first cigarette, you never just smoke one. That's also an illusion.
If you think about it logically, there's always a tipping point. If somebody does fall into irreparable damage from their smoking, it will be one cigarette that tips them over that edge.
You don't know what this last cigarette is going to look like. It's going to look like all the others, probably, and it's going to taste like the others, and it might even be one you don't even particularly enjoy, and you may have smoked it absentmindedly.
But it's the one on top of all the tens of thousands of other cigarettes you ever smoked in your life, you ever allowed into yourself, that will do the irreparable damage. It's a pathway to regret, really.
The unstable cigarette mountain.
In a nutshell, you've allowed tens of thousands of cigarettes into yourself over the years, and if you could see all those cigarettes together in a giant mountain, like a pile of cigarettes, what would all those cigarettes smell like?
And what would all those rotten cigarettes from the past 20 years look like together in one pile? All the ones you'd ever allowed into yourself?
When you smoke one, you're never just smoking that one, you're smoking that one on top of all those others.
The more you place cigarettes on top of that mountain, the more unstable that mountain becomes.
Maybe you can even sense it, maybe that's why you're reading this, because you started to sense it getting more unstable.
You just don't know which one it's going to be that's going to topple all of that over and bury everything. But it's that one that tips everything over and ruins everything, and it could be the next one you were going to have if you hadn't come for the hypnotic session.
It could be in a week's time or a month's time, but there is one that has your name on it.
People do get buried by their own mountains all the time. One billion people are predicted to be buried by their own mountain of cigarettes in the 21st century, by all the cigarettes that they've ever smoked.
It's just one straw, just one cigarette. That straw, placed on all the other straws, breaks the camel's back. But how wonderful it would be to get rid of that before it's too late.
As a thought experiment, and again, if you knew for certain that the very next cigarette could kill you as certainly as swallowing a cyanide capsule would kill you instantly, then where would that addiction go? Would it matter?
Smoking has been hypnotizing you all these years. It’s time to get un-hypnotized. Light up a cigarette now and read this one last sentence. Your unconscious mind will begin to absorb this clearly:
“The one I'm smoking now is connected to all the ones I've ever smoked, and in some ways connected to the last one that I'll ever be able to smoke – and it might even be this one'.
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