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How does one overcome bad habits?

We live as slaves to many habits. We know that a habit is a pattern of behavior that is fixed by frequent repetition of behavior. To become free from the enslavement of this habit, we must first understand about it more deeply.

What is habit?

The habits we have are things we have accumulated through our lives, and there are things we have inherited from our ancestors since we were born. The moment we are born, we begin to live in the world with a body in which all the minds, emotions, and life patterns experienced by our ancestors are stored in trillions of cells. Our pattern of life is also determined based on the database we were born with. In fact, it's not difficult to find the roots of the habits we make in our lives.

At the root of every habit is a ’Thought’. Because I thought ‘I should drink alcohol’, ‘drinking behavior’ occures. And if you repeat that behavior, it becomes a habit, and if you continue the habit, eventually it becomes your life, your destiny. Not only smoking and drinking habits, but also habits like pessimistic and negative thinking, judging people, and repeating self-destructive relationships can be also habits.

At the root of all such habits there is a certain thought or mind. Habits cannot be changed unless the root of the mind is eliminated.If the root is not removed, the branch will grow again.

I also have tried many things to change my habits. I was born with the habit of my ancestors who enjoyed drinking very much. Both mom and dad's family habit was to drink and party. I wasn't an alcoholic, but I had a deep habit of liking alcohol and pleasure. Even if I tried to change it, the desire deep within my body was always there. No matter how hard I tried to change my mind, it was almost impossible until I started meditation and start the method of habit elimination. One day after few month of meditating, I opened my favorite liquor- tequila, but the taste was not as good as before. It really tastes like nothing, and I felt rather rejection. And I also realized that my habit of thinking about alcohol on a regular basis was gone.

This is a very fragmented example of many of my habits. As I threw away many other habits that I was not aware of, I became free from the habits that were the patterns of emotions and thoughts. The unknown desire no longer boils, and the unnecessary energy consumption is reduced, so I feel less tired. Excessive craving of alcohol and food was also significantly reduced.

As such, a habit should not change itself, but rather destroy its root. It would have been impossible without the meditation method to get rid of habits.If you have a habit you want to change, or want to get rid of a hidden habit that you haven't noticed yet, I recommend meditation that makes it possible to get rid of it.

Change your habits, change your destiny!

written by Mago kim

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