When you catch yourself in an unwanted pattern, rejoice! You have been given a gift to shift. You have just stepped into observer mode, rather than reaction mode. But remember, these gifts take time, and usually much recurrence, to show you their full value. Be patient and kind to yourself as you encourage a new choice, a new pattern from observer. To beat yourself up from there is to waste the valuable and opportunistic energy of change.
~ THE MYSTIC