• How do we become aware and change unconscious destructive habit energy?

    Thich Nhat Hanh’s reply: The habit energy always tries to emerge, to show itself. And if you are mindful, you recognize it. Suppose you have received the habit energy of getting into the state of being in a hurry while doing things like shopping or cooking. With mindfulness you recognize that you…you are in a hurry mood, you try to finish quickly. And thanks to mindfulness, you know that the energy of being in a hurry has manifested itself. So you breathe in and out mindfully, and you say that…”My dear habit energy, you are there, I know.” So you recognize it. And as soon as you recognize it, it will lose its strength. And you become relaxed again.