Intellectually, we know this. We know the same behaviors create the same results.
That isn’t always how we live our lives, though. We get stuck, frustrated and disenfranchised by the results (or lack thereof) we have in our life. And… We remain trapped in our old comfortable (yet self-defeating) thoughts and behaviors.
We fail to realize how connected our outcomes are to our mental, emotional and spiritual selves. I have found (on many occasions) when I dishonor one of these pillars, the result is always the same. Suffering.
Sometimes through damaged relationships, other times loss and most often it’s the mental anguish that comes with regret.
I foolishly try to cure my disease with more of the same.
Pride, criticism (of myself and others) poisons to my growth. Then, tell myself a story about my circumstance that makes me both the victim and the hero.
The thing I have to constantly and consistently remind myself of is that more of the disease is never the cure. If we want change, thats exactly what we must do. Change.