"Never say any man is hopeless, because he only represents a character, a bundle of habits, which can be checked by new and better ones. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.” ~ Patanjali
“Repeated habits” feels like ‘will power’ and behaviour modification. The use of ‘will power’ is, ultimately, exhausting and useless and a set-up for failure. If I transform the beliefs which chose the habits the habits themselves change. I do not have to fight not to have a cigarette today, I changed the self hatred that chose that self destructive habit. Now, onto the next set of beliefs ....
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again