Day 5 – Rising Above Your Old Conditioning
In today’s meditation, we learn that our old conditioning isn’t just mental, it’s also physical and shows itself as unconscious brain responses. If we let our conditioned brains be in charge, we remain stuck in old, predictable patterns. We become biological robots. To break free of this habitual behavior we need to cultivate self-awareness. In meditation we recognize our true self to be ever-present awareness, and in this self-knowing, we become free from the conditioned responses of our minds and bodies.
Our centering thought for today is:
I am in charge of my brain, not the other way around.
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden