What is it with us and time? It’s a mystery I can’t seem to crack. Not with myself or anyone surrounding me. Anyway there is a bigger mystery that is on the surface right now. Humans and patterns. Every self-help book I have read, so you didn’t have to..you’re so very welcome!, discusses them at some point. Patterns or routines, depending which word you favor, there are so called good ones and bad ones. We’re supposed to enhance the good ones break up with the bad ones and crack the ones we uphold unconsciously. Yes that’s the thing, apparently there are also those we uphold unconsciously. Now the question remains how to break unconscious patterns?
How do you break something you’re not aware of? It kinda feels like you’re asking me to break air with my hands. I can’t see it, can’t grasp it yet I know that it’s there. Now what do I do? That remains the question at hand. That combined with progress puts us in a real conundrum. Why? Because how can we make any real progress if there is some pattern we’re supposed be breaking in order to make progress. A pattern we’re not even aware of. I’m not even aware of. Am I wrong to think that in this scenario we keep taking 10 steps forward but then before we even know it we take 20 steps back?
I guess that would make our unconscious patterns quite like an elastic. The progress we make is the stretch, but because it is an elastic at some point it has to bounce back to its original shape. But then again if we keep stretching it out often enough it will lose its elasticity. Which will make it looser and looser with every attempt to stretch. Until at some point we’re left with only two options. Either we stretch it till its breaking point or till it loses its form and is altered forever. I don’t know which is the better option.
Especially since there is also this thing that is said; ”Life keeps repeating a lesson until it is learned”. Does this have anything to do with our patterns, especially with our unconscious patterns? I mean I don’t know what either one of them are or how they operate. Could it be that they work together? Or do they have nothing to do with each other? Could it be the former has everything to do with our conditioning and the latter everything to do with how our life is supposed to go. You know the lessons we have to learn in order to be wiser when we’re older. I can’t help but wonder.
How do I break a pattern I’m not aware of? Perhaps I should keep on reading..