The Crisis Point

I don’t know of anyone who has not reached a crisis point at least once in their lives and thought, ‘I’ll get myself right and then I’ll change (and I mean it this time).’ And then they get themselves right and they change, but the change only lasts long enough to get them out of the rough and then `bang!’, they (me, you, all of us) end up falling back into their old ways and the pain of the past is hardly remembered. What I am suggesting here — and this is as much for me as it is for you — is that the change you are always threatening (better diet, being more patient, less jealous) is far better implemented from the solid clearing of the healthy here-and-now than it is from the out-of-balance. destined-to-arrive tomorrow. It takes discipline, insight, courage and a heck of a lot of self-knowledge. But if you were to start now, while the idea is fresh in your mind, then before you know it you would be riding the next wave rather than being bashed against the rocks (again).