Many of us are not actually doing the things we “think” we are doing. Are you perpetuating a vicious cycle of chronic self-talk, make-believe OR living with lifelong unconscious patterns of deceit? Let me explain – in essence, many of us are NOT actually doing the things that we are telling others we are doing. An example of this would be “I eat healthy.” Although we may THINK we eat healthy, it is easy to conveniently forget the times when this is not so. In other words, the truth would be better stated by the following dialogue,
“I eat healthy except when I go out to eat and have a steak, except on holidays, except when I am invited to a friend’s house, except for Saturdays, except for the ice-cream, except for the occasional snack at work, etc.”
The second step in embarking on this new dietary plan is to take responsibility for your current state of health and bring simple AWARENESS to all your actions without passing judgment. You have to know where you are in order to get to where you want to go. For example, we need to bring into awareness that eating dead and decaying flesh is not in our best interests and most certainly is NOT is the best interests of the animals who have sacrificed their lives.
The third step is to write down your goals (business, personal, financial, spiritual, etc.) and answer the “what, why, when, and how.” By understanding and bringing clarity to your goals, you will come to recognize that there is a common denominator – YOU NEED YOUR HEALTH TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS!
The fourth step is habituation of mind. Our mind learns new habits through repetition. Therefore, we need to create new self-talk that the mind/body can actually create. Every morning write down your goals as formulated in step three in order to allow your thoughts to move from the non-local to the local, from the ether of thought to the material, and finally from the un-manifested to the manifest.
The fifth and last step is habituation of action. It is time to awaken from your past programming of the subconscious, from cultural indoctrination (EAT YOUR MEAT!) and all the self-defeating thoughts from the past. This step is about starting and not stopping. This step is about respecting yourself, your wishes and goals. By taking action you will begin to change. Avoid the wise definition of insanity which states the following: doing the same thing and expecting a different result. If you become overwhelmed, remember that you do not need to know HOW to get there, you simply must take action in the right direction. It is not about perfection – it is about progress.
We all wish you luck on this journey – remember, your thoughts create your feelings which direct your actions which will manifest your RESULTS. Use the resources, people, and events during the month of March to transform your life away from illness and towards optimal health and wellbeing through the use of a whole foods plant based diet!