Life in its natural and healthy state is spontaneous, intuitive, and synchronistic. It is open to change at all times, without attachment to what was or what might be.
Not everyone experiences life this way at all times. We all have habits, conditioned ways of being, that may work for us or may not.
Either way, we can recognize that by getting stuck in a pattern and therefore resisting change, we limit the possibility for growth and opportunity.
Habitual actions, unlike actions based off of intuition and inspiration, stem from thoughts that we believe to be true.
So take a look at your habits and ask yourself, “What thoughts would I have to believe to take this action?”
The action is clearly serving you in some way or else you wouldn’t be doing it. Deep down you feel it’s the best choice because it affords you the greatest opportunity for pleasure among all known options.
When you find the root thought that drives the habit, you’re no longer unconscious of the cause and it then releases you from its grip automatically. See, what you resist persists, but what you look at disappears.
Once you’ve been released from the unconscious belief that was driving the habit, you’re now simply down to a choice: do the behavior or not. The difference is that you’re now fully conscious of the choice that’s being made. It doesn’t have the same control over you it did before.
By letting go of old habits and being willing to make the choice to move in a different direction, you open yourself up to life supporting you more fully in the ways it can best do so.