We all have habitual ways of doing things. Habits are often useful in that they help to free our minds for other things. But if we always find ourselves getting upset when someone teases us or angry with a stranger when we get overtaken on the road, it may be worth looking at why that might be and recognising that the habit we have always had no longer serves us.
Starting to let go of the habits we unconsciously carry around with us is liberating; we can’t change the past but we can change the way we respond to events in the present.
Liberation day is what I call that moment when we recognise we can have control over our lives and make choices about our responses rather than reacting instinctively and without thought.
Recognising our thoughts and feelings helps us to learn how to think and become more conscious. With consciousness we can change our habits and the way we always behave can, with practice, become a thing of the past.
And so maybe in time we can recognise that we do have more choices than we have realised and learn to become liberated from habitual unconscious and unwanted patterns of behaviour.