Are you eating with gratitude? Slowly enjoying every bite? Do you approach the food you use to nourish your body with the knowingness that you deserve delicious, high quality, beautiful food? Or do you eat fast, in your car, in between meetings? Do you think about what you’re putting into your body with joy, pride and excitement or shame, blame and guilt?
Nutrition and weight loss that is truly going to get you the results you want, sustained, easily and effortlessly starts with gratitiude, kindness, curiosity and compassion.
How we eat and what we choose to eat tells all. We can look at our eating as an analogy for the way we see ourselves in life, what we think we deserve, and the messages we are constantly feeding our minds.
If your body does not look or feel optimal, this is simply a communication. Many people start to hate their bodies. They have a visceral anger towards their bodies as if their body is doing something to them–causing them to be undesirable or unloveable, creating such discomfort that they cannot live their life the way they want. When, in truth, they are just not listening to their body’s communication. It is actually very loving, that your body would go to great lengths to tell you that there is something that needs to change so that you can achieve optimal health. You’ve got to love your body for telling you. You’ve got to change your perspective. You have to open your heart to your body with gratitude and open your mind to try something new.
Are you open to making a change (or several changes)? Sometimes the answer is, “no.” That’s okay. It’s really important to be clear around how much you are willing to change and if you’re not willing, either your desire for different results is not strong enough or your fear is stopping you from achieving the results you think you want. There may be the conscious part of you that wants it while the subconscious part of you doesn’t beleive you are ready, willing or able to have it.
Desire to learn inherently stems from the acknowledgement that there is something you do not currently know. In this inquiring frame of mind, there is openness. Inquiry fueled by love. Body based inquiry. Noticing sensation. Noticing beliefs. Becoming curious.
For most, change is not easy. Mostly because we are scared. What if you make change and still fail? What if you change and succeed? What if you actually get everything you desire? Could you handle having everything with nothing to complain about? Our society perpetuates a fear based model. It perpetuates that we are never enough. What if you get to a place where you are enough and you no longer have to buy into that model? Would that totally rock your world? Would you be able to have ALL that? Do you believe in your deepest heart and soul connection that you are deserving of that level of happiness?
Or perhaps your subconscious beliefs that stem from childhood described by Bruce Lipton, imprinted some time from conception to eight years old. We are taught from a young age that nothing comes easily and everything in life necessitates hard work and “money doesn’t grow on trees”…well, maybe that isn’t true. Could you flip your world upside down, heal your body and create the life you want?
When you operate from curiosity and openness without judgement, you align yourself with all that you desire–beauty, love, happiness.