Transformation seldom happens that easily (at least for me), especially when I'm dealing with deeply rooted patterns. Here's what encourages me to keep working at it when I'm learning healthier patterns.
Returning to the same broken well over and over again when it is no longer supplying usable water is not going to make the well spontaneously fix itself; we just grow more thirsty. The same is true in our emotional lives.
In our fast-paced, busy, stressful world, having a place of sanctuary where we can lay our burdens down for a moment, stop all of the busyness, and come to rest is vital for our ongoing health—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
We all have our own personal dragon whose breath on the back of our necks keeps us running through all of our usual patterns and reactionary habits. Here's the secret to turning that dragon into your ally.
The battles we fight in the external world are never as challenging as those that we fight within ourselves. Most of those internal battles can be traced back to a single insidious source: the should monster.