Pubdate: Tue, 16 Sep 2003
Source: Garden Island (HI)
Contact:  2003 Kauai Publishing Co.
Author: David Krest ND
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)
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The law makers and enforcers alike are following the pace against drugs which
has been in place for over 30 years and has proved to be unsuccessful and an
extreme expense to tax payers.

Force treats symptoms only and eventually loses its power as self-esteem

To quote Auntie Sarah in regards to the banyan tree dilemma and apply it to the
ICE issue -- "Everybody should get out of the way and let nature take care of
its own."

This wisdom applied to drug use would lead the drug-addicted U.S. to the path
of most European countries whose drug problem has impressionably dropped since
acting without force but with life enhancing means -- and basically legalizing
drugs. Crimes including burglaries and violent crimes have decreased 80% in the
past 6 years. Monies saved from fighting the drug war is applied to supporting
positive change in the individual by change in lifestyle including diet,
habitual thinking and use of yoga.

Suppression has and never will produce the end result of the personal freedom
of mind we all seek.

I suspect as in all other cultures that the suppressed of spirit are the
greatest abusers on the islands -- those who consider themselves victims.

In order to change any destructive behavior one must nurture and encourage self
acceptance -- and self acceptance does not come through suppression of "bad"
behavior but by encouraging ones goodness. The nature of human is kindness --
yet memorable behavior emphasizes our fearful re-action thus negativity toward
so-called negative habits.

David Krest ND

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