Why cigarettes affect your mind more than your mind affects cigarettes…
I am very happy to say that since I wrote this item I have quit cigarettes!
Mind apparently thinks: “I want a cigarette.”
Body quite automatically starts getting one out of the packet and lights it.
Mind thinks: “Why did I think i wanted a cigarette? I am very well aware that:
The mind continues: “So if I didn't smoke I wouldn't crave smoking and I would not miss the “pleasure” of smoking because I would not have the craving to relieve.”
So the mind surely can't have been the origin of the thought: “I want a cigarette”. It is cleverer than that.
But it wasn't the nicotine in me that originated the thought “I want a cigarette”. It is just a chemical after all.
So what was it? The brain itself reacting to the deprivation of a drug?
Who's in charge here? Brain or mind or both?
Answer: The cigarettes are firmly in control at the moment.