Monday, June 22, 2009

Losing and Finding the Same 20 Pounds

Our minds have this tremendous ability to create, and recreate, things over and over. That’s why when we lose weight through dieting we tend to gain it back. Over our lifetimes we lose and gain “the same 20 pounds” over and over.

Eckhart Tolle writes in A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose,

“If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating fundamentally the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.”

How true is that for us? Don’t we tend to recreate the same bodies?

If we do not change our minds first, how we feel at our core then we will continue to recreate the circumstances that got us fat in the first place!

Instead of thinking of “losing” weight let’s think about gaining health. After all, when you lose something you generally want to find it again, don’t you? I’d rather drop that excess weight off the bridge never to be seen again!

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