Monthly Archives: February 2015

Habits

It’s safe to say that most of us have a bad habit… Or two, with which we wish to rid ourselves. But do we have the same outlook in forming good or more beneficial habits in our lives?

Repeated performance of good or bad actions forms good or bad habits. Habits are automatic machines in ones psychology which enable a person to perform an action without conscious effort. To perform a good action in this way is very beneficial! It follows then, that it is most detrimental to allow any bad habits to form in daily life.

Ease comes with repetition. Many of the greatest athletes and sportsman of today have simply habituated themselves to perform at the highest level. This law should be used to perform good and beneficial actions. Bad habits are destructive to health, life and inner peace. Overeating, smoking or any other well-known bad habit can cause unhappiness, anxiety and at its worst physical disease.

According to its training, a parrot will repeat a positive compliment or a vile insult. So the bird should be taught only to speak good words, otherwise the owner may be embarrassed if the parrot curses in front of select company. A bad habit, like the evilly educated parrot, will repeat itself against ones will any moment, anywhere and bring sadness and dissatisfaction.

Samuel Johnson said; “The diminutive chains of habit are seldom heavy enough to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Some people form habits (good & bad) more easily than others. Someone with a weak will may perform an action only once, and that will be enough for the habit to form. Others with more will power, seemingly have great control over their lives and actions. These people, even when in the company of smokers, drinkers, adulterers can keep tight control of their actions and not be led astray.

If we find ourselves already in the clutches of a bad habit, we can be cured by using the antidote of good actions, good habits and good company. We have all experienced times when we have made a clear intention not to perform an action, only to find ourselves no more than an hour later indulging ourselves in the said action owing to the force of the creation of bad habits.

In conclusion, the first thing to do is diagnose the bad habit to eradicate or the good habit to be incorporated. Next, be vigilant of your actions during the day. It is quite obvious, but if you wish to stop smoking it’s not the best idea to carry cigarettes around with you. If you wish to be a faithful husband it’s best not to frequent strip clubs. And if you desire peace and contentment there are actions to be performed and others to be avoided.

Progress is a slow process when it comes to habits, and like the reformed alcoholic the best attitude is one day at a time. With dedication and right action, I’m certain your life will evolve into one you will be satisfied with!

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Belief

This post will provoke your thoughts. Whatever one believes they must respect others views. That being said, there must be an objective reality which is closer to the truth. By making sure to question everything and verify ones experience, we can surely get closer to that truth.

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

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