Robert Rabbin Offers a Spiritual View of Addiction
What would you do to break your addiction once and for all? In our search for a cure, however, it’s all too easy to avoid investigating the causes of our addictions. What is it that we can’t face? Our addictions, although they may be painful and destructive, can also be insightful windows into our psyches. We can’t cure something we don’t entirely understand. This episode gives us a spiritual view of addiction.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from Robert Rabbin’s audiobook The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self. This audiobook is an inspiring collection of essays on meditation, self-inquiry, awareness, freedom, and more. It’s an uplifting guide through the process of questioning, reframing, and deepening awareness that will help you discover your own infinite nature–one of enduring happiness and peace.
What’s in this episode?
In this episode, Robert Rabbin explores the issue of addiction. He begins by breaking down the components of addiction and addresses our burning desire to break them. He asks us to look more closely. Instead of thinking of our addictions as problems waiting to be solved, he suggests that not only do we have more addictions that we may even realize, but that there is a spiritual view of addiction—addictive behavior is a sign of yearning for true freedom.
Robert Rabbin began his professional journey in 1985, after spending 10 years living and working with meditation master Swami Muktananda. He developed an international reputation as a radically brilliant speaker and public speaking guru, as well as a distinguished self-awareness facilitator, leadership adviser, and personal mentor. He authored eight books and more than 250 articles on authentic living and public speaking, leadership, self-inquiry, spiritual activism, and meditation.
In January 2012, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and told he had a few months to live. However, in keeping with his contrarian nature, he thrived well past the predicted use-by date. He passed away in December 2017.
The Sacred Hub is an inquiry into what it means to be both fully human and fully divine. Robert Rabbin invites readers to consider living a consciously awakened life with both personal integrity and spiritual awareness. This timely book is very practical, completely accessible and very compelling. Highly recommended!”