There are good habits, and there are bad habits. A wise person once told me that we are creatures of habit. So if you work towards eliminating bad habits, that doesn’t mean you get rid of all habits. It only means that you pick up more good ones. Yes, we can be spontaneous, but people aren’t as spontaneous as they would like to believe. Life brings about spontaneity and change, and we as humans adapt.
Think about the habits that you have. Work is a habit. School is a habit. There are great habits, small habits, daily habits and more. Some practices fall into more than one category. So why are habits so important? Well, since we are creatures of habit, it is always important to work on changes we need to make. No one said we just need only to keep pursuing our same old habits. We do for a time, but again, life, people, relationships and more bring about spontaneous change. This is important when it comes to growth, and it also helps us to change, let go, be selfless and truly live.
Breaking free of habits can sometimes be important, especially when you are talking about bad habits. For example, I’m a smoker and would certainly like to break free of that bad habit. However, it can also be important to break free of good habits. Say what? Yes, and if it were out another way, you would certainly agree. So let’s look at an example.