The easiest way to break a habit is to focus your attention upon creating another habit. Do not empower the habit you wish to break by giving it your attention. Even when it crops up and thrusts itself in your face, smile at it gently for you know it is only demanding to stay alive, and then instantly turn your attention to the new habit that you wish to establish out of your conscious urge to be in joy.
“Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Or do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you.”
When you wish to change something in you that is causing you discomfort at any level, there is a two pronged effort that you must make.
One prong is that of Knowledge. Learn more about that ‘something’, its origin, the beliefs that engendered it, the Universal Law that you are resisting, the attitude that you assume out of unconscious habit. Also identify what you would be content to replace this ‘something’ with. Do not be content with compromise!
Ensure that this exercise in Knowledge is only focused on Self and not the ‘other’. Do not even make an attempt to ‘understand’ the other; often this is an exercise in ego where you deceive yourself into believing that you are attempting to be compassionate and bigger than yourself. Because you do not really wish to let go of blame, you camouflage it in ‘good’ thoughts and words so that you feel ‘spiritual’. Continue reading “A Shift In Perspective”