It is your Resistance to “what is” that causes your suffering.”- unknown
Wow, what a powerful statement if you take a moment to think about it.
Think About it…
What thoughts do you have about your body? What’s your relationship like with food? What’s you’re relationship like with exercise? What’s your relationship like with yourself in general? Do you have any resistance to the current space you’re in right now with your body? Or do you hope by ignoring your current situation about your body, all your issues will go away?
Here’s where many people go wrong trying to make a shift…
Most of us think that by accepting where we are, the current space we are in today, will keep us stuck. However, what really keeps us stuck is the resistance of accepting the space we are in right now.
By accepting where I am, I can now take full responsibility for my choices, habits and behaviors. I no longer have to play the victim role. I can now move forward and begin to feel empowered and capable.
“Accept-Then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it…This will miraculously transform your whole Life.” – Eckart Tolle
Here’s how we can make a slight shift…
Start with saying: I’m in the process of… x, y, z.
“I’m in the process of making better decisions today so that I can feel better in my body.” “I’m in the process of making healthier choices because it feels good to feel good.” I’m in the process of having better digestion, feeling satisfied after each meal vs. stuffed and feeling leaner in my body.”
Saying I’m in the process of… takes off the pressure of saying I am…
Starting a sentence with the statement “I AM” is great don’t get me wrong… but sometimes it’s too intimidating and very hard to believe. I AM fat, I AM overweight, I AM tired, I AM unhealthy. If you focus on what is (the space you are in right now), of course you’re going to stay STUCK. You’re going to feel stuck, overwhelmed, disappointed and frustrated. But once you accept the space you’re in, you can then focus on solutions and begin to start taking that next step required to move forward.
When we get too far ahead of ourselves we start to create overwhelm and frustration. We mislead ourselves because we place too much emphasis on things that are just too far out of our reach and not important in the present moment. Yes, it is important to know your end goal, but it’s equally important to dis-attach from the external outcome (things that are a result of, yet are not within your immediate control).
As Nick Ortner says, It is “Our emotions, past experiences and limiting beliefs keep us stuck and running the same undesired patterns again and again with the same results.”
Take Action Now:
- If I’m focusing on: I’m in the process of… vs. I AM…, then I can focus on progress and begin to let go of any resistance blocking me.
- During the journey of Releasing the excess weight that not longer serving you, direct your focus only on the next step, whatever is directly in front of you today. That mindset is what will keep you moving forward. Focusing on “what is” will keep you STUCK. Ex: your exercise routine, properly aligning yourself with foods that allow you to feel the way you want to feel, hydration, uninterrupted sleep, etc.
- If you’ve found this blog of value, please share with others who would benefit from it too! Try this mental exercise just for today and share any of your success and/or challenges:) We wanna know how it goes! Email us back or comment below:)
And Remember to Look, Feel & Be Your Best Today!