March 19, 2012
When Autopilot Drives you to Bad Behavior
There is a small problem - autopilot mentality does not work with my true nature. I SO don't like a lot of stuff nor do I like to waste. As I began to clean out the kids cabinet I noticed we have a plethora of stuff (paint included) that we don't use. You see it takes a lot of effort to come up with creative ways to reuse and not buy. At that very moment, I was grateful for the awareness of autopilot mentality syndrome. It brought me great joy to step back, notice the behavior and think of ways I could re-route the behavior - to shift my consciousness.
Interestingly enough after noticing my thought patterns we were taken to see The Lorax which drove this point home a little more. Sometimes in order to really shift your consciouness you need many (in my case a lot of many) different ways to soak up what you are trying to shift. If you haven't seen the movie it really makes a case for the way our society has become driven by profit and greed (in my opinion). I have a led a very fortunate life and am interested in teaching my children that less is more. How can I do that if my first impulse is to buy more?
In what ways are you shifting your consciousness? How do you remove yourself from autopilot?
Here's to less is more and I have all that I need :)...
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