Let’s be clear, everybody, and we do mean every single person on the plant, starts out life as a kind of ‘wheelbarrow’. Now wheelbarrows are empty and powerless vessels that are filled by someone else and pushed by someone else. This is not a bad thing, it’s a design factor. Humans, like no other creature, are created with very little ‘pre-loaded’ stuff – What we do have is an incredible faculty and capacity to learn and learn big!  

However, as this is done over a long period of time and only done in connection, in relationship, to other human-beings, how you develop and grow heavily depends on who or what is filling you and pushing you and why. 

Up until you hit puberty, you’re set up to learn by that input and instruction. Once you hit puberty, your learning, your input and what you let direct you begins to be determined more by you…. Ah, but how you were prepared (or not) for that stage is a huge factor in you making smarter, wiser, safer, and sound developmental choices. So, the question is, who or what is influencing you and is it the best? (Click here for more)

Substance engagement – drug use – is always, and we do mean always, the first step to addiction.

It all too often starts innocuously enough, a taste, a try, an experiment. However just below the surface of that seemingly libertarian, care-less and ‘free spirited’ façade, there is almost always an attempt to meet or alleviate a perceived need, deficit or dis-ease. We may not be able to ‘name’ it, but we sense it, and that nagging discomfort or discontent that must be addressed legitimately is ever primed for a short-cut for relief. And the seductively clad, but tyrannical mistress of substance use, stands by with its counterfeit solution to ‘whatever ails you!’

At its core, this solution, this invitation, this temptation to use is a lie disguised as a promise of fulfilment.

At best it becomes a perpetual allurement that never quite delivers, but seductive enough that it keeps you in that humanity diminishing regimen of toxin consumption with all its attending short and long-term harms.

At worst, it leads you ever whirling in a dance of inevitable death of both body and soul.
The Dalgarno Institute

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