Visceral vices,

Instincts at work,

Intellect bypassed,

Common sense swerved,

Toxins, we digest,

Goodness rebuked,

How can well-being,

Resume, restitute?


While many of us mean well, there are vices of a visceral nature, that come from an instinctual rather than an intellectual place, almost like a reflex action to certain stimulus or emotions.

We may well know that these vices are bad, unwholesome or unhealthy, but they can be triggered at a subconscious level, and can be hard to overcome.

The way to combat them, is to analyse your life, and any vices you find, you’ll need to locate the root cause of them or main fuel source for them, then swiftly remove it.

Modifying our daily habits to include positive affirmations, such as picturing a better future for yourself, speaking positively about yourself and your life each day, can really help to keep these urges at bay, while giving you the strength to begin making those positive visualisations a reality.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.


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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have two books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Confront The Shadows". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared here, after which, why not grab a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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