It’s amazing just how much of our life we spend on autopilot.
Day in, day out, on a weekly, monthly, yearly, sometimes a whole lifetime spent doing stuff out of habit and because others do it too.
When do we stop to actually really analyse what we do? Rarely, as we are in our unconscious mind-controlled thinking state almost all day, every day.
It takes a consciously focused moment to pause and reflect on what we are doing to even begin to see the habits and often how insane they are. It then takes a habit-forming change to start becoming conscious as the default state. Then increasingly, what we do flows from our essence and true being and we are doing for the joy of doing in that moment, not habitually doing as a means to some fantasy future ends.
Be aware, be awake, see what you are doing without being aware, and then you can change it, you can then do as your true self.