Loss of power promotes a search for substitutes. When I have spiritual power I naturally experience my own qualities of love, peace and happiness. When I lose power spiritually, I begin to search for substitutes outside of myself. These substitutes are never as good as the real thing but can make me experience temporary relief. This is how addictions are formed. When I understand that there is no substitute for my own internal qualities then I will turn inside to find them. Today let me experience the “real” qualities of me.