Habits are built up by choice. We say “I have a habit of worrying easily” or “I certainly didn’t choose to worry and fret all day long!” The fact is, however, we have a choice. We could have stopped ourselves at any time and made a better, more healthful and pleasant choice – thereby improving our mind model.
Our life is shaped after our thought habits, our convictions and beliefs. We express the images we hold in mind and the established beliefs into our daily experiences. We are the makers of our world and therefore we can alter our experience. How?
We can alter the thought habits by reversing our sense of lacking, ill health, havoc and drama, loneliness, and all un-easy or less-than attitudes. We will have to work for it; there is no easy way out. But our rewards will be plenty. Imagine a child picking up an instrument for the first time. At first it will be clumsy and awful sounding. It will be difficult for the child to follow the instructions of their teacher. But with due diligent and perseverance the child will learn and conquer, and in the end will play the instrument beautifully and technically correct. It will become second nature, and it will flow without effort. This example applies to our thoughts also. We can, we have practice diligently and patiently, change any habit that has stifled us in the past and create more useful and rewarding ones, habits that will ensure a calmer, more pleasant life experience!