Monday, January 9, 2012

I am . . .

Been thinking about this concept of honoring my body now, again. 

For all the times I looked in the mirror and told my reflection how disgusting I looked . . . or all the times that I just avoided the mirror altogether . . . or only looked in the makeup mirror . . .

As I have said here before, I believe that what we dwelll upon is what we bring to bear in our lives.  Thus, when I was constantly telling myself how fat I was and how disgusting, and how much I needed to lose weight, I was setting myself up for constant and continual failure.

What?   A, what are you talking about?!

Well, let me relanguage (I LOVE that concept :-) ).  Our minds are far more powerful than we give them credit for.  When you operate from a place of negativity, that's what you draw to you.  It's the law of attraction, the Secret, or as my mom called it: the Power of Positive Thought.  Call it what you will - what you dwell on in your mind is what you create in your reality.

So, if you spend your hours saying things like: "I have to lose weight."

Or if you see a morbidly obese person on the street, and you focus all your attention on them, saying, "I don't want to look like that."

You've just told your mind what you want.  The mind doesn't get the "not."  It only operates in the positive - and in the now.    When I would tell myself that I wanted to lose weight, my subconscious mind made sure that I always had to lose weight - because that's what I told it wanted to do.   When I would see someone on the street that I didn't want to look like - same thing.  The mind doesn't seem to get the "not." 

It's why I believe it's so important to operate from a place of love and hope.  To live in the present (as opposed to the future), and to come from a place of positive focus.  It's all about what I want - not what I don't want.   And once I figure that out, I bring it out of the future tense and into the present.  And I affirm it 'til the cows come home.

"I want to be thin and healthy," becomes:  "I am healthy and strong and lean."

Sometimes I leave little notes around the house with the affirmations that are the most important to me.

"I am willing to risk, even when I feel afraid."

"Do or do not - there is no try."  (Thank you, Yoda  :-) )

There are plenty more.  Find the ones you need for yourself - craft them carefully, in the present tense, and then repeat them.  Over and over.  Dwell on them.  Bring those things to bear in your life.  It's like what Wayne Dyer says:  "When you change the things you think about, the things you think about change."  How awesome is that?!  :-)

1 comment:

candy said...

Interesting and good food for thought.