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Creating Habits

A mind that becomes habitual doesn’t just happen, it takes much repetitive behavior to create this. It gets deeply ingrained in one’s subconscious and will take much willingness and perseverance to undo…

To not get caught up in the habits that are formed, each day has to be viewed as new. You cannot undo one single act from yesterday, good, bad, or indifferent. Mistakes if that’s what you want to label them, are only the results of your Conditioned Mind Patterns that have been put in place to cope with things as they occur. If you’re not conditioned to love don’t expect your reactions to be of love. This is considered bad in the sense that it causes suffering because of the energy emitted from a reaction that isn’t based on love.

This energy is the habitual energy of a mundane mind, but the mind is anything but mundane. This habitual energy doesn’t allow you to take advantage of opportunities to be the instrument of love. When this habitual energy is in control, it will take discipline to get out of it. Think about what a habit is and how it’s formed. It takes time to create it and it takes time to get out of it or at least not constantly return to the repetitive energy that creates it; the same thing has to be done over and over to create a habit. This is how the conditioning become ingrained in the subconscious; habits take some time to form and there’s much reinforcement that keeps them not only in place, but anchors them so they become more deeply ingrained in the subconscious. That’s why its easier to discount something with less history because its not as deeply embedded.

Take your parents as an example, with so much history its very difficult to view them objectively. They’re viewed with a created perception as an identity is attached to them thinking that’s who they are, but the thought of your parents are not who they are, it’s only your created perception of them. Perceptions create habits which take away objectivity; things really aren’t as you think. Life may be lived by your thoughts, but this is the created delusion Buddha described. When we can stop the habitual mind of putting everything in its little perception box, you will begin to fill life with love and eventually habits will not exist; and each and everyday will be a new beginning because there won’t be any new habits created…