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tacocat  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: People‚Äôs egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

A big problem with AA is that they see ego as a bad thing. Like the epitome of everything wrong and sinful with humanity. If you come into the rooms of AA broken and demoralized and completely lacking any self-worth, due to your own actions or random clinical depression or some combination thereof, you're told that pride and ego are toxic and will kill you. But meditate. Meaning pray. To Jesus basically. Concentrate on your faults and ask a deity to remove them

There's a deep connection between substance abuse and depression and our current treatment model is based on shame and guilt and reinforcing the kind of thinking that leads to depression. Shits fucked up