By Ary Alonso Millan(†)

There is a story of a homeless person who lived in the same city as a talented and generous tailor. His desire was to help the poor guy in some way. Thus, the tailor invited the man for a talk and convinced him that if he wore a new suit, people would treat him better and he would have new opportunities in life. But when the homeless man tried on the outfit, he glanced in the mirror and began to scream at the tailor: “look what you have done to me. I look like a clown, everyone will laugh.” Very calmly, the tailor approached the man and said: “In order for you to wear new clothes, you must take off the old ones.”

Our discussion here is, as always, about consciousness. The story is just a metaphorical way of describing what we should live every day. We already have a new understanding of things, a new consciousness, but we still do not use it and consequently improve our lives. The reason is we did not abandon our old habits. So when we try to introduce a new manner, one that we know will benefit us, we seem ridiculous, because we still did not let go of our old ways.

When you begin to think or say to yourself that you already understood a concept important for your maturation, stop what you are doing and just remember to follow the rules of the Universe. It is impossible to want things to change when we do not change our consciousness and part with our old habits.

Throw out your “old clothes” by not saying things such as: “This is who I am” and “This is how it works for me”. Give yourself the opportunity to form a new consciousness by seeing things differently.

Take care of the cause and control the effect.