Patterns of the new life

Imprint them within you

May 26th 2022
Many people who strive to transform themselves and change their lives are distressed by the fact that they continue to succumb to the same weaknesses. The truth is that the only way to correct one’s faults is to change one’s bad habits, that is to say, to establish other imprints, other patterns at just the right moment. But this requires an extraordinary degree of vigilance because if you are not vigilant you forget, and the old habit, the old pattern, continues faithfully to repeat itself. The Gospels tell us, ‘Be vigilant, for the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.’ The secret to change is none other than vigilance. This is why from now on, you must learn to consciously make other gestures, consciously say other words, and consciously nurture other thoughts and feelings, so that the patterns of the new life, which come from the heavenly realms, may be deeply etched into your being. It is by practising this every day that you will be transformed.