Normal human beings settle into habit as an “everything is all right” state. The environment and their own brains work together to settle them into a well adapted state to the supports that seem evident to their senses. At one point, humanity didn’t really convince themselves that anything in the world was any particular way. So when things changed around them, their behaviours were mostly appropriate and realistic, but is this how we are now?
Liberation is the little death that begins life. When the mind itself is seen as a world, we will realize we have a choice to move within as well as externally. We will come to see our life journeys as one journey having fulfilling depth.
“First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Charles C. Noble
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC-322 BC)
“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters” Nathaniel Emmons
Habit is a very subtle phenomenon, so I will use my experience for a contrast. The body mind of a normal human being prefers minimal energy expenditure for a set reward. It doesn’t like to do more than it has… Seek More
On habit, shall we move into the middle ground? I will continue to speak from my experience for a while. I have in my life to date asked for feedback regarding the rules other people live by. Sometimes with idle… Seek More
We are talking about habit. It’s said that humans are creatures of habit, but why is this? There must be some evolutionary advantage? Our bodies and minds have evolved to prefer habit. It’s how we have come to know that everything… Seek More
What there is on the outside of habit is stress. Stress has two components, but in general the human species avoids both. There is the positive stress of an accomplishment of novel thought or action. This is called eustress, and… Seek More
I don’t know about you my friends, but my life was almost entirely dominated by a concern over habits. Make a habit, break a habit, but never ignore habit. I say habit is not a definition of wholeness. It’s a… Seek More
We all, in the name of normality, seek to identify with everyone else, literally everyone else. The subconscious mind doesn’t make any distinctions. So you are Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, the Ayatollah of Iran, the… Seek More
What is the “norm”? The norm is the fringe. The norm is to be a non-being. Those who are closer to the heart of the collective mind only care as far as they can make the puppets dance. They know… Seek More