Meditate to Exterminate Pornography Addiction

This post is for Catholic Men.

Guys, I’m excited to share with you a “secret” to conquering porn and growing strong in purity that I have been learning about.

Tell Me the Secret Devin

The “secret” is to start practicing meditation (also called mental prayer).

Meditation is an ancient Catholic practice which all the saints did on a regular basis. It is not Eastern mysticism but firmly Catholic in nature.

In meditation you pray silently, without words, lifting your heart and soul to God, while you train your mind upon some truth of God.

That truth might be Christ’s Passion and Death, His Resurrection, God’s omnipotence, His goodness, His love, His justice, His mercy, His Church, some aspect of Christ’s life, His saints, and so on.

Start with just 5 minutes per day, then build up to 10, then 15 minutes.

What’s the Catch?

There is no catch. But while it is simple, it is not easy. When I meditate, a hundred distracting thoughts invade my mind: about my work, my family, what I’m going to eat for dinner.

And suddenly I’ll feel the soreness in my neck and back and get distracted from prayer; I’ll be thinking about the game I plan to watch, and get distracted again!

But you simply catch those distractions, put them out of your mind, and train yourself back onto the topic of your meditation. God, who gives grace to us, will help you as you do this.

I haven’t had a miraculous meditation yet, where I was lifted up to Heaven and saw visions–nor do I expect that to happen–it has been pretty ordinary overall, but I have faith in God and in the lives of the saints that this practice is powerful in growing in holiness.

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2 thoughts on “Meditate to Exterminate Pornography Addiction”

  1. Hi Devin,

    I’m not sure porn needs to be exterminated as a general principle, though surely some will want to remove it from their lives. And I’m not sure that meditation that has an ideological flavor is really meditation.

    That said, explorations of meditation are almost always a good plan, however one starts the journey.

    If discussing such things is of interest to you, I’ll propose that human thought is the primary obstacle to experience of God, just as a way to get a ball rolling.

    Looking forward to your future posts.

  2. Having practiced Christ centered meditation I agree it is a strong help with what ails you. I believe the root reason is when we meditate on Christ we open ourselves to a fuller understanding of who he is for us. When we fill ourselves with that it helps push out the garbage.

    Regarding the earlier comment… we absolutely must eradicate porn from our lives and the world. Pornography only victimizes everyone. There is nothing safe or positive about feeding lust, especially when it attacks another’s dignity.

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