Habits – poetic expression
What are habits?
Habits we do
habits we wear
Things we do often
without thinking or pause
without feeling or cause
Can we stop them?
What if we did?
the bad ones I mean…
If they harm us or others
can we admit?
can we let them go?
If we did
they would no longer be
a habit within me
A cow with OCD?
Good habits shape your life
There are some good and there are some bad
What’s a good habit and what’s bad?
Habits change when you move from one place to another
Lots of habits to carry out the day….
Rituals for the day, Patterns for the day –
Habit or OCD? What is the difference
Is an OCD an overdeveloped habit
Uncontrolled habit is that an OCD?
When habits become rituals it feels an OCD
Habits that get out of control can be a problem
Routine or habit… Tram – a routine
Catching the tram is the routine
Routine is more conscious – choosing it as part of your flow
Habit when its unconscious – don’t need to think about it
To make them conscious recognize them and give them a face…
Sometimes I’m not aware that i was doing it…
To notice means you can choose something differently
Before it becomes a habit
Habits are difficult to break
Some habits are comforting
Like twirling my hair
What is that?
It’s sensory… it feels good – it feels safe…
Habits that feel comforting
Nuns wear a habit… why call it a habit?
A nun’s habit is a sign of poverty…. same outfit
Smoking can harm us and others… and the environment
It may be something we’ve done for years, before we knew it was harmful…
As we become more aware…
Break the habit…
Can we break the habit?
Is it laziness, is it awareness, is it belief,
People take more notice of Facebook post than a scientific piece…
global warming – waste management
It can be…Damaging
Be firm with your habits…
If not they can take over.
Habits are you servants…
They either work for you or against you
Are we becoming servants of our habits
Or our habits our servants…
How can we change habits of mind…
Those habits can be destructive…
Habit of negative thoughts
Can you change mental habits?
Train your self talk to change habits of talk…
Habits of mind can create things…
Animals are creatures of habit…
Cows will go to be milked the same time every day…
Cows know they have food waiting… they know how to survive…
Birds waken the same time
What drives that?
They sense the same time each day…
It’s not seasons… it’s a knowing
Habits as innate knowings…
How lovely – magpies visit same time each day… now they come for food, they are creating habits.
What do you feed the birds? Seeds (thanks Lesly)
Our ability to change habits plays a role in our survival on the planet …
Settle down you lot,
Many of you I forgot.
We need to have a meeting,
As it’s clarity I’m seeking.
I’m aware of so many of you
And for that care, I thank you.
No questions of your intentions,
You release me from my tensions.
Some of you are in my core,
Or returning unwelcome from before.
Others are brand new,
Thankfully they are few.
So now is the time
When I draw a line,
Good habits line up on my right,
On my left bad habits don’t fight.
Born together, aware of others,
You are my inner brothers,
Deeply ingrained, colliding in my space,
It’s time to give you all a face.
I need to hear from each of you
Tell me your stories and be true,
I don’t want any disputes,
I only want your attributes.
From the moment I awake,
You both strive to partake
In my drive to survive,
Another day staying alive.
I’ve listened and accepted
Both sides seem to be connected,
Not the whole of who I can be,
Only a part of becoming me.