Sunday, May 6, 2007

Accepting Responsibility for My Happiness

"You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous. You can begin to feel the love that's surrounding you, even if it's not there. And what will happen is that the universe will correspond to the nature of your song. The universe will correspond to the nature of that inner feeling and manifest, because that's the way you feel."

Michael Bernard Beckwith

I realize that I have been yet again falling into the pattern of focusing on how poor we are (not even true, really, based on objective criteria).

This mindset has gotten me into big trouble in the past.

For example, I convinced myself that I was fundamentally (even genetically) flawed. That I could never be patient or organized or successful at a job. That I couldn't get along with people long-term. As a result, I wasn't patient or organized or successful at a job.

I didn't really believe I could control my weight. I looked at truly healthy eating as too restrictive. I saw it as "scarcity" rather than "wealth." I punished myself with food, while calling it reward. How can a food be a reward when it hurts your stomach, makes you fat, constipates you, causes you to be achey and stiff and nasally in the morning?

Now I see that eating an abundance of fresh raw fruit and vegetables is a reward! It tastes great. It feels great.

I am not fundamentally flawed. I am surrounded by wealth and love. I CAN BE HAPPY!


Jennifer C. said...

Thanks for this post. I really needed it! I've been focusing on the negative lately and need to stop. This weekend while I was doing some shopping, I scouted out the locations of the dumpsters at some of the stores I frequent. A little "recon" for my first dumpster diving adventure! Now I just have to get up my nerve to go do it.

Greenmama said...

You're welcome, Jennifer! I keep visiting your blog waiting for an exciting new update. You'll have to have a daring dumpster adventure to write about.

You can do it!