Do you know your attachments and habits?
Do you look forward to your daily Starbucks? Do you exercise every day? How about spending time on Facebook? A nightly glass of wine or beer? Or interrupting people as they speak? You get the idea, you have many habits and attachments to choose from, we all do.
Habits are things you do that you're attached to; something that's routine for you and something you enjoy. You also feel urges for this thing if you don't have or do it.
Would you like to find out how attached you are to your habits? Give one of them up for one week.
What was your reaction to that suggestion? What story did you tell yourself? What excuses did you make for yourself to continue on without even trying? Have you already thought "I get the point, I don't need to give it up to understand!" If you're really honest with yourself, you felt an uncomfortable clinging to your habit at the mere mention of giving it up.
The point of doing this is to learn how to have and make conscious choices in life rather than allowing and excusing your attachments to run the show. It's an opportunity to wake up and take ownership of your thoughts and actions. If you can harness the tug of Starbucks and Facebook, imagine the possibilities with your relationships! Imagine how much richer your inner dialogue will be! Imagine all the options that open up!
Are you up for the challenge? If you're brave enough, I'd love to hear about your experience!
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