A Prisoner of Habits

You have been a prisoner of your habits and it has not been good for you. It is because of wrong habits of thinking and doing in this and other lives that your bodily kingdom yields not to invasions of disease, troubles, moods and ignorance. From now no say, “I am not the slave of the body. I am the director of my own kingdom. My thoughts are going to be exactly as I wish them to be.”
Once you have changed your habits, you will say to yourself, “How simple it was to do it. How unkind I have been to myself for not exchanging my soul-stultifying habits for those that bring happiness.”
—Paramahansa Yogananda