Do you ever look at your actions and see some inconsistencies between what you say you want and your actions? I see this in myself. I say I want certain things like being in shape yet I do not do the requirements needed to fulfill my real wants.
I really like the weight issue as an example. William has pointed out to me this particular inconsistency to me. Although I am reluctant to see anything about me that isn’t just “you are wonderful”, I think the weight issue is so great because it has nothing to do with anyone else but me. I love to blame others for my issues, but with the weight thing, there is no one to look to blame so I have to take responsibility for myself. I say I want to be at a certain weight (or look, doesn’t matter to me) yet I do not want to do the actions it takes to make that happen. How can I blame this on anyone else? No one feeds me except me. No one can exercise me except me. I’m the only one who puts the food into my mouth and does not exercise like I want to. Since I know that the Atkins diet works amazingly for me (I lost 40 lbs. doing it and have lost more weight other times with this plan), I am aware of what works yet do not want to commit to just do the plan.
This is a great example of me fighting me. I have a belief that eating certain foods will make me feel better, feel okay , feel right. Yet I know as a 41 year old woman that, for me, eating carbs makes me fat or at the very least, makes me stay the same weight. There for, my belief is illogical and one clearly connected to a child’s mind, not a grown adult with experience and knowledge. The belief must change from sugary, carby foods make me happy to healthy foods make me happy. It’s a choice.
I might say that a lot here because I have tended over the many years of “doing me” to think it is not a choice. Yet I want to change this point of view to one that sees in every situation that I have a choice.
Humans- we can be so complicated but really without the need to be so.
I wish you all the ability to see things simply.
Thank you, Nadine, William for challenging me to see the world through beautifully simple eyes. I love you!
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