Willpower is only necessary when there are unwanted patterns or experiences already running. Willpower involves using tremendous force or focus to manually override the automatic patterns that are already running. The amount of energy needed to maintain that kind of manual override is not sustainable for any length of time. And so, when the willpower stops, or fades, or that energy or focus are required elsewhere, the original automatic pattern resumes—sometimes with compound interest. When an automatic (or unconscious) pattern is revised to something more desirable, then no willpower is required. The new pattern will run just as automatically as the old one did. It’s like re-writing software—when you know the language the software was written it you can re-write it. Then the new software will run automatically, just as the old programming did.
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