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A quote from 'Way of the Peaceful Warrior' by Dan Millman

     "Dan, you are suffering; you do not fundamentally enjoy your life.  Your entertainments, your playful affairs, and even your gymnastics are temporary ways to distract you from your underlying sense of fear."

     "Wait a minute, Soc."  I was irritated.  "Are you saying that gymnastics and sex and movies are bad?"

     "Of course not.  But for you they're addictions, not enjoyments.  You use them to distract you from your chaotic inner life - the parade of regrets, anxieties, and fantasies you call your mind."

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Comment by Laura Gardiner on March 9, 2012 at 11:47pm

This gives me a lot of insight in how to deal with daydreaming as an addiction.  Sometimes my daydreams leave me uplifted and optimistic, and sometimes they do nothing but steal living away from me.  I'm hesitant to try to abandon daydreaming completely, partly because, honestly, how can you keep your mind from wandering all the time?  And partly because sometimes I gain really positive insights and ideas from my daydreams.  Sometimes.  So, lately when I have the urge to daydream, I ask myself if I am using it as an escape.  Maybe, if I thoroughly deal with the things I want to escape from, the need to escape will subside.

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