Spiritual thread. Reminder that you can train your mind and body, but they will both be lacking without the third of the trinity: Spirituality. I'm not talking about religion or religious doctrines. I'm talking about a real connection with your own personal understanding of what god is or should be. Without such a thing, one could say we're just mindless robots, reacting to stimuli, chasing dopamine and serotonin in various ways.
So we have found another solution. Connection to the all permeating, cosmic consciousness. With this comes the knowledge that everything that currently exists is a result of everything that has happened up to this point. Everything is as it's supposed to be. There is no "good" or "bad", only enjoyable experiences, and ones to learn from. You either learn to love your life the way it is, or hate it the way it is, and want to die. Duality, good and bad, right and wrong, is an illusion. Everything just "is". Constant connection with this is called Zen. With this, you can handle any situation, with serenity.
Background on me and how I came to this frame of mind: 2014, I met the love of my life. We dated for a year and some change, and started doing heroin together. After a few months of this, we realized it was killing our relationship, and decided to quit. We abstained for about a month, and decided to do it "one last time" on Christmas. She died. It sent me into a downward spiral of depression and heavy drug use for the next year and a half. Finally, I went to rehab a second time in August this year. There, I decided to let go, and finally said "God, whatever you are, I need your help. I can't do this on my own." In a few hours, i was in complete bliss and ecstasy. I'm running out of room to post, so I'll elaborate more in later posts.