by meditative - June 19th, 2015

At what point do we begin to reject our habitual patterns? Self-awareness is the first step in recognizing our patterns- ‘seeing’ clearly what we are habitually thinking, saying, or doing. Openly and carefully learning how a pattern works can transform the ignorance that most often underlies it. What may be most important to changing our habitual patterns is the willingness to directly yet gently experience what arises when we refrain from indulging them.