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This Post was Published on 16th May 2015



HABIT! It is an act which is repeatedly done and which becomes strong over a period of time. The older; the stronger; result to more number of repeats. Generally we classify Habits of two types; the ‘Good Habit’ and the ‘Bad Habit’. There is a thin hair line of separation in between Hobby and Habit. Sometimes it is difficult to recognise the line itself. If the word Hobby is famous, the word Habit seems to be notorious.
Hobby or Habit derives the sense of satisfaction, pleasure and happiness. It’s why one indulges. The desire ultimately when gives that pleasure and satisfaction; the desire itself becomes more desirable. This is what we have to understand.
So it’s the desire, all that matters and the ultimatum is the pleasure of doing the act. It gives mental and physical satisfaction, be it smoking, drinking, walking, eating, swimming, reading, writing, having sex, bird watching, sky watching, or anything that which is done repeatedly at certain intervals that which become compulsions. When they become compulsions they turn to be habits.
The whole process of habit forming is of course depends on the mentality and attitude of the person. Once a small desire is satisfied it gives invitation to another repetition. The desire gets sprouted and tells the mind, the mind is in dilemma & helpless, the intelligence overpowers and decides, the body and senses co-operate, Karma happens, happiness is derived. This completes one circle.
The following is the formula of forming a habit.
We normally say – ‘I was longing for the desire for such a long time’, -‘there is a burning desire in me’, – ‘and I was yearning and craving to have it’.
The desire has to be desired so much that it becomes a longing. Putting it to Karma now and then, then and now forms HABIT.
If you have already formed a Habit which you want to get rid off, there is no other way or anything to be reversed. Just kill the desire before it sprouts, killing and killing you have ultimately killed the Habit formed.
It is for us to decide as to which Habit we would like to form; make the finest of discriminations and indulge in – ‘THE HABIT OF FORMING A HABIT’.
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    Deb said:
    May 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I will make reading your blog a habit! 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    LDG luciledegodoy said:
    May 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    So, stop eating more chocolates than I need and which became a habit is not an option anymore?

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Eating more Chocs is not a Habit anymore.
      That’s so Good, my this post has worked wonders then.


    itihas said:
    June 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Hello uncle, i cant just kill the desire which forms the habit of reading your articles, i love your articles.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Itihas!
      That should be a Good Habit why you want to kill it.
      Just go ahead and read them, my Son!


    Kavita Panyam said:
    July 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Nice One! Good and bad are coined by people. what may be good for one may be bad for another. Habits form when there are many repetitions of a certain act. May be voluntary or involuntary. Sometimes at the subconscious level. Anything when practiced for long becomes a habit. Make happiness a

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    Aquileana said:
    March 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    This is a great post dear Shiva :D… I liekd when you say that there are two types of Habits; the ‘Good Habit’ and the ‘Bad Habit’. Aristotle say that actions and behaviours in human often entail repetition, ans that a virtue is a good habit, and a vice a bad one. I am paraphrasing, of course. But he made reference to those two types as you did. Also he believed that the Golden mean or balance between two extremes was a virtue. (not too much, not too little, so to speak!) 😉
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Love & best wishes 😀

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      So Aquileana habit forming is a virtue in the first place.
      That is what you caught it right and Aristotle endorses it.
      Thanks I am glad you have today visited so many of my posts and have liked them. I would have been still more happy if you could have commented on some more. I understand the time factor. Its OK no hassles. You are always welcome here. I was having my dinner when your likes came and was watching a reality show.
      Thanks again for the love and best wishes for the coming week which is very necessary for me as the financial ends on the 31st March.🙏
      Good Night!🙋

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    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    March 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Superb post as always Shiva and Habits are so difficult to break especially when you classified them into Good and Bad, but the sheer willpower and working with assertion definitely works and we can then move on to habits that do not push us down. Good habits are always good and truthful. Great words of inspiration as always. Thanks.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 27, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Wow thanks Kamal!
      I have only spread the cards to pick and choose as to which one is the King like as in your one of the posts. 😀
      Why they are difficult to break is also explained as they are formed with great efforts repeatedly.😂
      I think you have not put your like on the post, please do.😃
      Your words are inspiration to other readers as always.🙏

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        boundlessblessingsblog said:
        March 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        Oh sorry Shiva sometimes our computer plays tricks on us and thanks for these wonderful words. You too are an inspiration to all of us bloggers. Put up such great words of motivation and yes bad habits are so difficult they are like glue sticks that have to be rubbed with a firm hand to finally come out of this habit and go on a path which is the best.

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    radhikasreflection said:
    March 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I loved the title of the post Shiva. They say if do something for 21 days continuously, it becomes a habit. Your post is a timely one, as I have been procrastinating on my daily exercise regimen. Now I know how to make that a habit 🙂
    Have a lovely evening!!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 31, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Radhika that was so good of you to tell. 21 days is true but when you procrastinate for 4 days you tend to continue it for days and days. We are to check on that and keep a vigil. Sorry for the late response as I am too much held up with this March end devil.

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    Erika Kind said:
    March 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    That was very interesting. A habit is something we once did consciously but because of its repetition, we simply do it because it has to get done. Also, things we once liked doing can be a bothering habit when the circumstances around changed and that habit is only done because we started it once. But making it a habit to observe consciously what we do helps to get rid of them before we are worn out by old habits.

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    Snapshotsincursive said:
    March 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Desire. Action. Karma. Habit. 🌟✨💫 Excellent, Shiva!

    Liked by 2 people

    corneliaweberphotography said:
    March 28, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Very interesting observations, quite spiritual, thank you for sharing. Shiva since a while a wanted to thank you again for sharing a post about music a while ago. It has become a book mark by now and listen so often to some of the greatest musicians, last night I finally ordered a CD with Amazon of Hariprasad Chaurasia, I can’t wait for it to. arrive

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Cornelia! Thanks
      I was surprised and happy to receive your comment on My Music post here.
      It was worth the search to have this comment about the videos you are listening. I always do a lot of searching and choose the best ones suitable to my posts.
      If you are interested go look to my post”…… the”Coming”ends” in which I have inserted some videos which you shall like, they are my personal favorites too.
      Hope you have got your CD buy this time, happy listening.
      Actually I had come to your Blog yesterday and had read and by the time I could comment I lost the net signals.
      There is one more for you to read on my front page regarding Habit of Forming a Habit.😃


    Akhila said:
    March 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    We need to have a work ethic too in additional to that passion to make it happen

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    dilkiaawazsunoblog said:
    March 31, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Wonderful as always.
    Insaan bade shauk se ek shauk ko shuru karta hai. Aur Kai baar halaat ke chalte shauk bus aadat ban kar reh jaati Hai..

    I must say you write with so much feelings one can actually relate to your writing..


      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 31, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Thanks so much Shilpa, you have made my day today. You know when you receive such heart warming comment how one feels. When one can relate oneself to the writing it has served its purpose.
      Shauk, Halaat aur Aadat ek se ek par nirbhararth hai. Jaise aap ne kaha shauk se shuru ho kar aadat pad jati hai. Vivek (Dicretion) ko agar jagrut rakhe to ho jata aadat ache se.
      Aadab araz hai! Shauk farmayiega!!

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        dilkiaawazsunoblog said:
        March 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        Yes if we or anyone can relate to our work.. it does make us feel happy… The feeling of reaching someone’s heart is incredible


    Anonymous said:
    March 31, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Hey Shiva,

    great post. Yes, we are habit beings. We should create only good habits to have a great life.But we, people , we must be aware that is not easy to change our habit. It is possible of course,and if you asking me it is necessary .

    Liked by 1 person

    Ben Aqiba said:
    March 31, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I forget to enter name in previous post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 31, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Ben! I wonder how, you need not enter your name every time. I was wondering who that Anonymous was.
      I think there is some problem with your site or your theme of the site or WP, please check.

      Liked by 1 person

        Ben Aqiba said:
        March 31, 2017 at 9:24 am

        I don’t Shiva.You can enter my name in that comment and erase my last one


    atrangizindagieksafar said:
    April 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    this is so beautifully explained… hobby vs habit. habit is a compulsive disorder and addiction while hobby is when we indulge in a particular activity as and when the opportunity presents itself… true Shiva there is an extremely fine line between the two… we don’t even know when we cross over and sometimes it may be too late to revert back

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    Habit vs HOBBY – atrangizindagieksafar said:
    April 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    […] inspired by theshivasponder read Shiva’s THE HABIT OF FORMING A HABIT […]

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      So nice of you Ranjini to get inspired and to write a post on that.


    Kally said:
    May 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Great post!! Having good habits are a necessity in life.

    Liked by 1 person

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