We think thousands of thoughts each day. we talk to ourselves more than anyone else. we are our most trusted advisor and confidant. Many of the conversations that we have with ourselves we would never share with anyone else because to do so would expose the “real” us. We allow ourselves to be filled with doubts, worries, sadness, guilt, hurt and disappointments.
But this is not the “real we” at all. This is the we that our ego and belief systems have constructed. These negative beliefs have been constructed by us, and accepted by us as truth. The sad thing is that nothing can be further from the truth.
Where did these false ideas about ourselves originate? They mostly came from others; parents, teachers, co-workers, and friends. They might have planted the seed by saying something like “she is fat” and we have cultivated those comments to the point that we actually believe it.
We are allowing our entire life to be controlled by some obscure comments made years ago. Nobody has the right to dictate who we are. Only we know who we truly are and what’s in our hearts.
When we were born we entered this world without the burdens of these negative belief systems. We entered this world as a beautiful bundle of joy filled with unlimited potential and exciting possibilities.
I’m here to tell you that you have not changed. You are still and will always be a beautiful bundle of joy with unlimited potential and exciting possibilities.
Let me ask you a question. If you stopped all the negative talk with yourself such as;
– I’m too fat
– Why would anyone want to love me
– I will never be thin
– I always fail
How would you feel? Do you think that you would feel emotionally lighter ? Do you think that you would feel happier? Do you think that you would feel more confident?
Once you begin looking for the positive things within yourself, you will be surprised to see how great you can feel. Try to uncover positive aspects of yourself by asking these questions.
– What am I good at?
– Who has benefited by me being in the world?
– Who am I, what is in my heart that only I know?
– What do I like about my body?
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Your goal is to feel good now. How do you feel now? Decide right here and right now how you want to feel. Decide that you will always look for the good within and appreciate that goodness.
So what does all of this have to do with losing weight? Everything!!! our emotional state is the control valve that determines what we draw into our experience. How we talk to ourselves creates our beliefs and programs our subconscious. So we need to ask ourselves do we want our beliefs and subconscious programming to be based on false negative thinking. Or do we want our beliefs to be based on the truth, that we are and always have been a perfect person.
Begin today to love and nurture yourself. Allow the joy, playfulness and enthusiasm that we naturally had as a child to begin to flow into your everyday experiences. Allow yourself to celebrate each and every success no matter how small. Love and appreciate yourself every opportunity you have. Do this everyday and watch your weight begin to dissolve just as your old negative beliefs about yourself begin to dissolve.