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“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”   ~Robin S. Sharma

Mindfulness is the antidote to autopilot. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental acceptance of what is, rather than what we want it to be. It is a purposeful awareness of what is happening in us and around us. When we are mindful we are not infatuated by what’s pleasant or what is not, nor do we try to avoid unpleasantness. We just let the cards fall where they may. When we are one with what is, we can choose our actions rather than running on autopilot and reacting to them. When we are not tied to old concepts and beliefs we have endless possibilities to draw from and create the life we want.

I noticed my own tendency to be on autopilot whenever I decided to go on a diets, yes diets. Like most women, I’ve was addicted to dieting. Now I say “I wish I was as skinny as I was, when I thought I was FAT!” So deep was my programming for desert or anything high in sugar, that the first couple of days without it I go a headache. However, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to look into my programming and get intimate with my body, to become aware of why my head hurt and my desire to automatically satisfy my sweet tooth. The pain became much more tolerable when I brought awareness to its cause.

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It was very interesting to note how I automatically reaches out for foods I had gotten used to eating and now know food that are not good for my body type. Every time such an urge appeared I brought my awareness to the autopilot nature of reaching out and instead made better choices. The altered diet has made me try out new foods that was great for my own wellbeing.

If we want to bring big changes in our lives, start with the small things and do them differently. Creating a life you want is not about doing the right things but being that. This means that in every way, big and small, you are living what you want to create. I want to bring mindfulness in my own life. I am starting with what I put in my body, the food I eat, my thoughts, and my interactions. This doesn’t mean I am perfect in all these ways, but it means I approach my imperfections with loving attention, doing the best I can without judging myself.

4 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday

  1. Wise words. Mindful living is a conscious choice and something that I try and remember every day. Not always easy but, as you said “doing the best I can without judging myself”. Great post.

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