A confrontation with our selves

Down the rabbit hole


The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Our patterns of behaviour and substance use are often deeply interwoven into the fabric of our personal, group and cultural identities. Assessing our relationship with digital technologies and confronting our addictions head on is no easy feat!

The experience of taking on something like a digital declutter or dopamine detox can force us to look inwards – a fundamental confrontation with our selves!

Unravelling our behaviours and looking inwards forces us to inspect our anxieties and ask deep questions about our lives. Here we urge a curious mind and kindness with ourselves.

In order to get there we need to peel away the layers of the onion. We should not expect immediate results; nor should we expect the journey to be straightforward or to follow the patterns laid out in the experience of others. The journey should be rewarding, but this confrontation could be quite painful.

We hope that this book will provide some solace in this confrontation should you choose to embark on a similar journey to ours.

You are not alone in this journey and the more we find spaces and communities to discuss these topics the closer we may get to the core of the onion and find ourselves living meaningful lives aligned with our core values.