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Investigating What You Do

The root of all struggles go very deep, they’re not just at the level of what is seen, they’re rooted in the structure of how we think. If you don’t investigate why you do what you do, nothing will ever be different…

Changing our mental structure is like turning a battle ship, the intention to turn happens right away, but the turn itself is very gradual. It’s as though we know we need to start turning right away, but we don’t know why. Here’s a simple suggestion if you want to get in touch with breaking free of this engrained mental structure, and it’s not complicated. When you do something, investigate why it was done. No reason to go back and look for a traumatic incident, why it’s being done right now is sufficient.

If the need to reach for something happens because life throws you a curve ball and you don’t investigate why the need to reach arose, you’ll probably use a distraction not to succumb to it, but by doing this you will never be free because you will never get in touch with why the reaching was needed in the first place. Investigating why you are doing this or that is the most important thing you can do for yourself when something is done that’s not in your best interest. If you don’t, you will just substitute one thing for another and in the process remain entrapped to what’s causing the need to reach. You may not like this post and you may even ignore it, but don’t be surprised when the next curve ball comes and you find yourself reaching for something, you just won’t know why you’re doing so…