Do you recall past experiences, activities, and behaviors as clearly as if they had just occurred yesterday?
We frequently recall things since it is the way we operate. Everyone has a consistent way of doing things. Most of the time, we operate practically automatically.
It may be how you peel potatoes—do you pull the peel in your direction or away from you? What hand are you using? The hand that we employ has a pattern. Some football players have a pattern for which foot they use.
Our actions result in patterns, and even when those patterns don’t work for us, we occasionally construct patterns that don’t produce the results we want, but they keep us alive and safe. In other words, we don’t even have to think about it before acting on neuro pathways, which is a way that is funneled through our minds, brains, and subconscious.
It’s similar to choosing between walking through high grass or mud when you go for a walk in wet or rainy conditions in areas with high grass. You never know what lies underneath the grass when you walk through it, how tangled you will become, or, if the grass is really tall. How wet your legs will become from the rain that has gathered on the grass. We tend to do things in the simplest way possible, therefore if your brain perceives the simplest method as mud, you will go that route. You’ll walk through the wet grass if it seems like the mud would be deep and squelching.
We travel the path dictated by our subconscious patterns.
Do we get to change, you might be wondering? Can a leopard alter its pattern? We don’t have to carry on doing things the same way we have always done them. We can alter our pattern. Of course, there are times when we don’t realize we are acting in a way that someone else doesn’t truly like until they point it out to us. These behavioral tendencies frequently govern how our lives unfold. Because we don’t consider them, we don’t notice them. We aren’t aware of them. When we are aware of them, it is when we can take action to change them.
Therefore, keep in mind that all behaviors have patterns, just as all patterns have behaviors.