You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you. ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Can we really change our behavior?
It’s the end of 2014, only a few precious days left for this year. We usually attempt to make and then break all of our New Year’s Resolutions within a few days or weeks.
Were gonna go to the gym, eat healthy, stop procrastinating etc…..Notice all those things are behaviors, its only when we change our association – beliefs – to those behaviors do we see long lasting change.
We cannot solve problems at the level of behavior.
Behavior is not the cause of the issue – its the symptom. The cause is the belief that expresses itself thru behavior. Behavior, behavior, behavior. You can say it a million times and it still won’t change the fact that the only sure fire way to make permanent change is to change our beliefs. All behaviors are sponsored by beliefs.
After we change our beliefs our behaviors have no choice but to comply with our new beliefs. Kinda strange how that works, but it does.
I guess the real question is – Can we really change our beliefs?
Try changing a belief and see if it actually does change your behavior. You might just be surprised.
Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. – Syliva Boorstein
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind – Unknown