Breaking Bad Habits

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.” – Jenny Craig

I receive inspirational e-mails from Neale Donald Walsch, the author of: Conversations with God.

If you haven’t read the Conversations With God Series, I highly recommend that you do. These books literally changed my perspective about God.

The inspirational emails come at the perfect time, and say exactly what I need to hear at the moment.

The one today said, …” that he who eats till he is sick must fast until he is well.”

That is a Hebrew proverb, and it has to do with a lot more than food.

Look to see what behaviors you are indulging in over and over that are clearly not serving you. Then, go on a “bad habit diet.” I mean it.

Breaking bad habits is something that we all need to do from time to time.

I’m not kidding, Pick one bad habit, one bad behavior, a day for five days. You can do this. Stop doing the stuff you’re doing that obviously does not serve you–or others.

This friendly “nudge” came from your Self, you know.

Here are some more great email messages that I get from Neale:

“The purpose of a relationship may not be what you think.

If you are excited about forming a relationship based on what it looks like you can get and not what you can give, you have started off on the wrong foot entirely, and you could be heading for a big disappointment.

The purpose of all relationships is to create a sacred context within which you can express the fullness of who you are. And who you are is an experience you have before you enter a relationship, not because you did.”

“Taking better care of yourself is not merely a matter of good health, it is a measure of spiritual evolution.

Some people take better care of their car than they do of their body.

Most people, in fact, pay little attention to their body until something goes wrong.

So why create that kind of situation?

Look at what you are eating.

How much and how often do you exercise?

When was your last check-up?

Are you treating your physical vehicle as if it is Divine?

Being strong saying
Good for you if you are. If you aren’t…why not?”

“Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present. Robert Conklin said that, and he was right.

So dream away, and dream often, and dream big. And never let anyone talk you out of your dreams.

“What is your dream today? Is it vast enough, bold enough, to hold your soul? Oh, I must have forgotten to tell you.

Dreams are the container of the soul.”

It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our friends — they help us to grow.

Actually, it is impossible to make a ‘mistake’ in real terms, since everything that we call a ‘mistake’ actually brings us benefit.

So march ahead with all the power and the fierce urgency of Now. And don’t worry about “mistakes.” Rather, worry about being afraid not to make any.”

 

My bad habit

Since I started my blog in January 2011, my sleeping habits have been less than stellar.

Starting tonight I will go to bed at a reasonable time instead of the usual 1,2,or 3 am that I have done lately.

I am definitely a ‘night owl’, but not a morning person.

It’s great to stay up late because that is when my creative juices are flowing.

But having to get up early the next morning on four or five hours sleep doesn’t suit me.

Since I work from home I could take a nap, but I do not want to start that habit. So for now, It’s back to a bedtime routine, at least for now.

 

Bashar talks about Habits

A habit is something you do, that you don’t know you’re doing. When you know you’re doing it, it’s not a habit anymore, it’s a choice. Now you have to ask, “Why would I choose to do the same thing I don’t want to do?”

A-ha! Now we’re getting somewhere, now you can examine the belief… If you keep choosing to do the same thing, then it’s simply a choice based on a belief and you can use the question: “What would I have to believe is true in order to keep making this choice?”

Because it’s no longer a habit, it’s no longer a pattern, I’m aware of it, so the pattern is gone.

Now it’s within my control, now it’s a choice, now it’s conscious. So the pattern is gone, I can’t use that excuse to keep doing the same thing. Now if I keep doing the same thing, it’s because I choose to keep doing the same thing.

“Why would I do that?”

Therein lies the beginning of true exploration. “Why would I do that?” is the beginning of discovering what those beliefs are and letting them go.” – Bashar

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