""Imagine that you are taking a walk through a dense forest. The first time you go through, there is so much difficulty for your passage in the form of tree branches, shrubs, thorns, insects and so on, that you have to use your machete to clear your way through. However, the second time you walk through, it won't be as hard because you already started creating a pathway through the jungle on your first walk. Now, every time you walk through, you make the pathway freer and so there is less and less difficulty along your walk. Eventually, the pathway will become a beaten-track, then a well-worn path and ultimately a clear thoroughfare."
He waited for me to absorb this scenario.
"Now, the important point here is, the new path must offer you an attractive destination. Otherwise, you wont be traveling through again and again. There must be a fruit worthwhile pursuing, to make you want to do it again and again."
He gave a dramatic pause, and said
"And that fruit must be more attractive, than the pleasure you get out of smoking. When a smoke trigger surfaces, you must be strongly motivated take the new path, instead of falling back to old ways. Chandra, are you with me on this?"
Mami was standing by our side looking at our plates. We were not even aware of how we ate our dosas. It should have been quite sometime since we finished eating. The plates and our hands had dried up totally. WS let out a funny sounding laughter, feeling embarrassed about it.
"See, eating is another habit, and this is what happens when the energy saved is used in talking while eating......""
Never quit til you have a swing you'll never forget!