Can we keep it real for a moment yall? When we first saw this video we laughed. Are you serious….a pillow in a shopping cart? A pillow “sitting up” on a bench “watching you” while you’re at the park? Really though?
However, we understand that addiction is real and can manifest in one’s life in a myriad of ways. Usually addictions develop as a coping mechanism for buried and unresolved emotional entanglements that have one trapped and screaming for an escape.
If this is a legitimate addiction she needs to be worked with to dig up the reason why she has such an intense attachment to her pillow. What space was she in that led her to attempt to fill a void? Why the pillow? How would she feel if her pillow were taken away? Why? Is it really the pillow she’s addicted to or is it a feeling she experiences when she has the pillow that she wants to hold onto? These are just some of the many questions that could be asked to help this sista understand and hopefully overcome her addiction.
Let’s go a step further. What’s your “theoretical pillow”? What is that thing, place, or person that you irrationally and senselessly hold onto?
At the end of the day it’s ultimately up to the person who’s addicted to overcome their addiction. You have to want change more than you want to stay the same. You have to decide you want change. You have to move with focused urgency. You have to stop playin’ and start pushin’.