Week 21 – Old habits die hard…

Lots of thoughts this week, most of them relating to what I perceive as my “old blueprint” raising it´s head and biting me more often than I would have ever expected in week 21.

Then something hit me… I´ve been simultaneously adding in good new habits into my life while still keeping quite a few old ones… And that isn´t really what Og recommended:

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll I

So on the one side I made some HUGE improvements, on the other I let these get mixed up with stuff I should have let go of and the result has been a pretty messed up brain and quite a bit of struggle to get the improvements going…

Two_wolvesIn an earlier post Giving Permission I made reference to the old saying represented in this picture and must admit that I missed to ask a pretty important question…

What if I feed them both???

There are only two types of people in the world, depending on which of the wolves we feed!
Or are there???

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Shakespeare, “Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

If these quotes, and the thousands other like them, have it right this Master Keys Experience wields us into real masters. I´m so grateful that I not only become enough of an observer in my life to identify what´s actually going on (What am I pretending not to know?), I´ve also developed a patience with and love for myself to accept the kind advice from my future self(What would the person I intend to become do next?).

One thing I pretended not to know was that engaging in some of these old habits (and quite a heros-journey-cycle1few of them weren´t even bad ones…) actually made the creation and adopting of new habits harder for me.
Another thing I pretended not to know was that the old bad habits I chose to continue engaging in played the roll of triggers for my refusal of the call. I was obstructing my conscious efforts of being a hero in my own life.
Finally, for here, I created an unnecessary duality within myself that in turn made me miss out on so much joy and fulfillment, being occupied justifying my not so good choices kept me from enjoying most of the good ones I´d made.

So, what would the person I intend to become do next?

First let me go back to something I wrote in that same post:

“I promise to give my future Self the gift of Silence more then once a day, I promise to listen to the Silence often, to educe all the good habits my future Self will ever need and then some more, all the wisdom I´m capable of educing and all the kindness I can imagine.
I always keep my promises!

I hereby declare that I willingly and consciously give myself the permission to access the power within me and allow it to grow, the permission to be the best I can be, the permission to be happy for no particular reason, be in harmony with myself, the world and all creatures in it.
I forgive myself unconditionally for not having granted myself this permission earlier!”

Do You see what´s missing???

I now also give myself permission to put all habits that no longer serve me to rest, I´m grateful for what they have given me in the past as I gracefully and lovingly allow my life to continue without these blessings to allow my journey towards greater and loftier blessings.
Also I give myself permission to be increasingly kind to myself in regard to what i perceive as short comings and generously reward any behavior that supports developing the person I intend to become.

This all has led me to make some minor adjustments to my DMP and POA that took more pressure of my heart than I could have imagined. Life is so good!

To round this up I found this video that really inspired me and goes so well along with the MK course, I hope You enjoy it!

Mahalo for visiting and reading this post, please comment below if You got some thoughts to share, I appreciate You!

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20 thoughts on “Week 21 – Old habits die hard…

  1. Sandra Owen

    Great post Claes. Loved how you worked through your thoughts, and loved the video too. I’ve heard the concepts before but it is great to refresh the memory. Step into your power. I’ve had some revelations this last week or so too and can feel things shifting. Awesome post.

    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Thanks Sandra, lets hook up on the phone soon again and exchange some thoughts – I´ll give You a call shortly!
      Would love to hear more about Your revelations!

      Mahalo, I appreciate You!

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  3. Anna

    Claes – Remarkable self awareness and clarity about the process. Your honesty in addressing “what am I pretending not to know” is illuminating and casts a light in the corners that many are afraid to peer into. I marvel at the depth of your understanding and can see that you have in fact embarked on the journey. A heroic post.

  4. Janet Andrews

    I really love reading your blogs because I can relate to them so well and because I feel they are so well written. In particular I liked the part where you discussed giving your self permission in such detail. The transition from the old-self to new-self is definitely not a smooth or easy one. It is requiring much forgiveness, gentleness and self-awareness: equals self-love! Just what you are displaying, Claes.

    1. george pauli

      Claes, I agree with Janet, the old blueprint even as small as some old idea is, it sure does come back, and if i give in, which I knowingly have given in, it is what it is.
      Awesome! Peace – George

  5. Anne

    Another thoughtful and inspiring blog; thank you for sharing.
    I too have found that old blue print biting at times! 🙂
    Happy day.

  6. Anne

    “Which wolf am I going to feed?” It definitely gets easier to feed the positive wolf. Out with the old blueprint. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carol Marsocci

    Loved your blog-, I’ve learned to have patience with myself through the MKE. The cement has been building up for years and takes time to chip away. What a precious journey we are all on! Enjoy, Carol

    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Thanks for stopping by to read and comment Carol, isn´t it a wonderful feeling when after a lot of chipping finally a big chunk just falls of?!
      Just like taking a big leap forward after experiencing the old 2-steps-forward-1-step-back model of frustration for some time 😀

      Mahalo, I appreciate You!!!


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