Definition of Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
If we are hammering something and we continue to smack our hand, we would change how we are hammering, or would we???
In our relationships we do the same thing. Our approach may not get the results we are wanting, yet we continue to employ them. It is difficult to change how and what we do, even when it hurts us and others. This seems to be human nature, and it is not effective.
What happens is our mind gets stuck in our own perceptions of how things should be, leaving no room for other possibilities. It becomes a good, bad, right or wrong judgment and we perpetuate our behavior.
When we are able to quite our minds we can take a step back and see with more clarity. Only then do we have a choice to be open and receptive to other options.
Are you stuck in insanity in your life? Let me know in the comments below.