“Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible… as that of an individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking… Luck then deserts… he is slightly injured… You would expect him… to cut it out… through the years this conduct continues… a fractured skull… (then) breaks his arm… (then) both legs… (then) his back. Such a man would be crazy, wouldn’t he? AA, p.37-38
Why is it that we humans have a tendency to repeatedly engage in behaviors that we know, from past experience, hurt us? We make excuses like “I was only going to have one drink”, “I was only going to eat a couple of chips”, or “I felt bad for them and I wanted to help them out… again.” Whether it’s drinking, using drugs, unhealthy eating, unhealthy relationships, or engaging in any other behaviors that hurt us, it’s time to stop it. Like the anti-drug commercials said, we need to “Just Say No! The same goes for our inconsistency in practicing healthy behaviors. With regard to exercising, meditation, reading inspirational books, connecting with source, eating well, being self-supporting and making a concerted effort to be a great person, it’s time to “Just Say Yes!” Yes I know it’s hard, but you can do it. Utilize the support from others who model a healthy lifestyle. It’s only when I stop engaging in destructive behaviors and rigorously practice the healthy ones, that ILML!