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Changing Stubborn Patterns

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Changing Stubborn Patterns

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

Today, we're going to talk

about changing our patterns.

So you might have noticed that you

have some patterns that you keep

falling into over and over again.

And it may be frustrating.


t's first important to remember

that many of these patterns were

created during times when we needed

control predictability or safety.

Often when we were very young

and they continue to this day.

So what do we do?

Well when the pattern arises, take a

breath, smile at it, reminded that you're

safe and say instead of our usual routine,

can you help me try something new?

And do you see how this is different?

Instead of fighting the energy

of this recurring pattern, you're

meeting it, you're relaxing into it.

You're even appreciating

it and then redirecting it.

As I said, we have to remember that

this was put in place by a younger

version of ourselves often, much

younger, and it was trying to help.

It's still thinks it's trying to help.

It has a positive intention, but it's

just no longer relevant to the context.

Instead of getting mad at the

pattern, start by appreciating it.

You can even visualize the pattern

as a younger version of yourself.

See that it's doing its best to

protect you, to make you feel better.

And then have a conversation from the

newer, more resource part of you asking

how all of you can work in service of the

new goal, who you're trying to become.

Remember change is not

about fighting who you are.

It's about creating a collaborative

relationship with the many dimensions

of your humanness, helping you

grow into who you're becoming.

Thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you in the

meditation and take care.

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