Ephemeral Rift

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The Only Person You Can Be More Sober Than

Has not every person in modern history had the thought cross their mind: “Wow…for thousands of years my ancestors hunted food and gathered berries…and now I [blank].” You can fill that blank in with many things, be it the monotonous job you have, or your fascination for jumbo jets.

Our modern existence forces upon us more good than harm, I am almost certain of that. If we didn’t have computers we obviously wouldn’t miss them [or the stress that accompanies them], but if we still had to hunt for food, we would have stress in a different direction. Some animals can’t even find food anymore, like the Polar Bear. That’s a stressful life. It’s impossible to imagine a world where Homo-Sapiens are not at the top of the food chain. Yet, it is also impossible to imagine a world where no Sapiens are starving. Convenience is the cruelest mistress.

Ephemeral Rift only published this video yesterday, but damn did some of us need to hear this right now. The only person you can possibly ever be better than, IS YOURSELF! Say it with me, but this time to yourself! “The only person I can possibly ever be better than IS ME!” Damn straight! And you know, sometimes that fact is all that keeps me going. The more time I spend on the internet, the more misguided the expectations for myself and my life become. What I believe, is that people who follow their passions so blindly, that the rest of the world gets lost to the outskirts of their tunnel vision, are the ones who find true happiness – be that what it may be.

Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of AC/DC. Now, I’ve listened to this band my whole life. I knew the lyrics to Highway To Hell by the time I was 10, I’m sure of it. But today when I listen to AC/DC, I think about how those individuals began as kids, simply doing what they loved. Bon Scott is the voice we hear from, and given his demeanor I wouldn’t find it surprising if he was also the driving force for the bands initial success. Many, many people can play music, and fewer people can command a crowd, but how many people can schedule appointments and then show up on time? The toughest part about being a Rockstar has got to be the longevity. Sure, you can rock for one day, or maybe you had a whole week that rocked! But can you rock for a lifetime? There are a lot of rocks and even more stars, but I’ve not met very many rockstars. I do have a sweet picture where Mitch Luker and I are in the same room!

When it comes to overcoming alcoholism and addiction, the hardest part is the longevity. You can be sober for one day, or maybe even a week, but can you be sober forever? You need to be a rockstar of sobriety! It is for this reason I am so adamant about not biting off more than you can chew! Sobriety is a lifelong battle, and the only person you can ever hope to be more sober than, is yourself. Comparing your sobriety to other peoples sobriety is an unhealthy practice, and so I don’t practice it.

What are the substances, or activities, that are plaguing your life? You know what they are! Today, you don’t have to do anything other than identify what they are. If you are fighting for sobriety, do not turn back now! However if you have not yet entered your sober-state, I think you are making great progress simply by showing interest in the process; i.e. reading this article. Furtherstill, this article was inspired by an ASMR video, so let’s check that video out. The wise words of Ephemeral Rift extend far beyond his expertise as an Asmrtist, and the same man that is talking in the video below is the same man I listened to back when I was still drinking, fighting for my own sobriety. In the battle to become a better version of yourself, education is key! I am glad you are taking the time to learn about sobriety, and not just trying to implement it blindly. You are on the right path.

Ephemeral Rift

x. Spark Twain

Everyday Sobriety Advice

I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.

When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”

Good luck, My Friend

Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.

Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”

Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”

Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”

Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”

I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.


Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.

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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.

For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.

SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.

If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.

Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…

If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.

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