It has been expressed that it is frustrating to change a outcome if one does not know the cause. I believe I was under the delusion that if I worked on me changing my behavior I would finally have success and “overcome”. But that kind of living is more like quick sand as the more you move the deeper entrenched we get in your own defeat.
The secret is to first direct the mind (conscious mind) towards a definite purpose. I like this one lately, “Be still and know that I AM GOD.” Personally this truth puts everything into a context that helps me see that my bad behaviors are really very deeply ingrained in my subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is where all the decisions are really made so here is where great changes need to be made.
Our concious mind should be the servant of the “subby” but most of us cannot gain the “Stillness” long enough to realize that our problem is one of movement, movements often in the wrong direction that even our concious mind is telling us NOT TO GO.
NO, — LET US BOW DOWN IN STILLNESS INSTEAD.
LET US BECOME SO GOD INSIDE US CONSCIOUS THAT HE WILL DO THE MARVELOUS, THAT IS, HE WILL RE WRITE THE SUBCONSCIOUS M
IND AND HAVE US OPERATE FROM A DIFFERENT FOUNTAIN. A RIVER THAT NEVER GOES DRY.
But IN THE MEANTIME we can have a part in cooperating with God. We can direct our minds, CONSCIOUS MIND, to that which is lovely. Everything which is a good report. Take in all that is pure. Walk beside all the beautiful. Take a mental stroll in remembering a kind deed someone performed towards us. These things will keep the conscious mind busy while God does His wonder of wonders, transforming us into the creations He had in mind when He claimed US as BEING “VERY GOOD”.