If you know me well, you have probably heard me say this before, but I need to say it again today.
What you think and say in your mind (and out loud) has a major effect on what happens in your life.
The Course in Miracles says that the body is given to the mind as a tool for learning and growth.
The Buddha says that the body is given to the mind as a gift, as a home for this earthly life.
And Wayne Dyer says that whatever we say when we talk to ourselves is what the body believes we want to come true in our lives. When you lay in bed at night and think about your life, your body marinates on these thoughts all night long as though they were your wishes and directions.
So please, stop speaking to yourself with rudeness and unkindness. When you tell yourself, “I am such a stupid failure” or “This crazy program will never work for me” or “Whatever I do, it always comes out wrong” or “ I can never lose weight” or “No one will ever love me” your body actually believes that and sets about to draw those things into your life!
Stop with the rude nasty, negative self-talk please. If you would not say it to your best friend or to your boss, or to your favorite dietitian, please do not say it to yourself! If you do not want to have it in your life, please do not try to think it into existence. The body does not put a value on what you say; it does not see some things as not good for you, it will do whatever you say. ”I can never achieve this” will bring that loss into your life.
So, please! Give your body some better direction. What do you really want? What do you really not want? What do you need to create in order to get what you want?
How about, “I want to become lean and strong and healthy.” “Body, we are changing your food. I want you to turn around and go peacefully to your normal weight.” “If this food plan does not work for me, we will change it till it does work.” (this, by the way is a promise I make to all my clients. We will keep going till we find what works for you.)
Begin to write positive thoughts and welcome dreams. Write five positive sentences that say what you want to accomplish, achieve or become. Check them out with someone you trust. And when those old negative habitual thoughts come back up, start reciting your positive thoughts until they overtake the negative ones.
I believe you are a good and decent person and you deserve a life you can enjoy. Give yourself the power to do that. Remember, a word or an act of love will tip the balance.
Blessings to you,