I live in a world where talk about self fulfilment and "me" happens a lot.
My smoking stress, is very much about me. Me having what I want when I want it. It's probably not just smoking. I know I would never come out with it straight but I have occasions were I think "I want it and I want it now".
Stood in pop stars villa a few weeks ago, it was stunning, and a line from a U2 song popped into my head "all of this, all of this could be yours" not obviously being a pop star but the villas the money, the flash lifestyle. If I embraced it and got stuck in I could make it happen, but it's not what I want. Although our materialistic culture is a very absorbing thing. The world quietly whispers to many of us "all of this could be yours"
I guess for me it's a distraction.
Luke 9 : 23 – 25
“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self
Freddy Mercury "I want it all, I want it all and want it now"