Monday, January 31, 2011

Habits maketh the wo/man

Sitting and doing nothing will increase mindfullness and enable you, not your ego, to control your desires and symptoms, if you wish to give up smoking or any bad habit. There is no limit to the changes you can make to yourself, but others will try to stop you, so isolation may also be part of the treatment.

All you need is within yourself!


Quantum_Flux said...

I've given up drinking. I used to use it as a crutch for building up my confidence and expressing emotions and such. I realize I don't need to drink anymore though, I can do that without the drinking, plus it's healthier as well.

I used to drink a lot of caffeine, but have found that to be bad for my digestive system as well.

I've recently started smoking some excellent flavored pipe tobaccos. I realize I probably don't "need" to have a nicotine buzz, although it does help me think on things deeper and more meditatively. It also aids in digestion of food. I realize smoking is a crutch as well. I would like to be able to meditate and think more deeply without the nicotine buzz, and also would like to be able to improve my food digestion with diet and exercise. I know I can give it up, although I simply don't plan on doing so until I feel as though I have learned a better way, until I have come up with a better routine than the habits I currently have, which do seem to be working for the moment though.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Our habits are imposed on us. It requires an effort of will to abandon one or more.
Acquiring good habits are easy. They consist in stillness. Listening. Evaluating all the parts of the elephant of which we have knowledge and building up an accurate picture.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

This is an excellent book, but there some small problems with terminology, how could there not be?

Still reading it. Ties in with a two dimensional aspect of reality