Saturday, April 18, 2009
I was reading this morning and this touched my soul.
When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away. From that moment on I have not had a single compulsion to overeat. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation---some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could accept my compulsive overeating I could not stay abstinence unless I accept life completely on life's terms. I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
To this day, I am amazed at how many of my problems, most of which had nothing to do with my fat, have become manageable or have simply disappeared since I quit overeating.
You know reading the book this morning really touched me. I want to incorporate this into my life and live it. I know my mind is so clear and I am optimistic about everything when I am eating healthy and exercising. Why I keep overeating I do not know. I feel so bad when I do and I fill so good when I do not. Oh well, its getting better every week. I may mess up a couple of days or even a couple of weeks but I get right back on and I'm doing that sooner and sooner and I am always hopeful I will reach a point where I have no desire to overeat. That there is no problem that stuffing myself will fix so why not go for a walk, read a good book , hey I know do a blog, or encourage someone else, get my mind off of me. Yeah, I love Spark people.