What drives breaking the Precepts?

What is it in the psychological aspect of being a human that tends to lead us towards the belief in a substantial self, separate from other beings, which in turn leads us to break the Precepts?

How do we balance a growing trust in our wish and ability to refrain from unwholesome action with the need to remain vigilant to our unwholesome tendencies? We do not want to become the preceptual police: to strive so hard to be perfect that we trip ourselves up into even more disquieting behaviour of body, speech and mind. Profound trust in our true wish to respond to the call helps us –and we see that the wish itself begins to set the priorities of our life,

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