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It Begins with Me

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Everything in my life - - all of it; the decisions, the actions, the goals… begin in my mind. How did I get here on this quest for self-improvement?

My mind.

What I am so fascinated by is that I never truly realized it before. I often do things on impulse and pay the consequences later.

I failed to realize that I have the power to change anything that I choose to. I can make deliberate, conscious choices today.

Yesterday I received an email that if I had acted on my first response, I would have regretted my actions. I took the higher road and I was able to follow a healthier emotional path in the time that followed.

I need to remember that all of the things that I do originate from my mind. Why don’t I take the time and use it to my full advantage? This way, I can make informed decisions based on my best interest.

The same goes for my food intake and physical activity. I don’t want to sit back after having a handful of dorito chips and ask myself why I impulsively ate them?

Having the awareness that I am in control of my thoughts and my actions sounds simple, but I must really believe that I do.

And here lies the path to self-trust, self-love, healthy choices and forgiveness. It begins with me.

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."
~ Buddha

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMEOANDLACE 1/10/2013 2:04PM

    I love the Buddha saying

So true. It does start with our mind. I have discovered the same thing this year. I began asking why I can do anything but lose weight. I found myself answering that I didn't want it bad enough to put in the effort it takes. So, I have been putting the effort in for several months now.

We can do this if we've a mind to!

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JACKIE542 1/9/2013 10:12PM

    Absolutely, being positive you can make the right choices will be a big help. emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 1/9/2013 8:35PM

    Just last night after dinner I said out loud 'I decide what I eat'. The boyfriend thought I lost it. I spend 2 hrs at the pharmacy, didn't have a snack with me, and on impulse got chinese on the way home. But rather than digging into my order I took the time to serve myself on a plate. I finished the plate of food and stopped. (I used to eat the whole order of food!)

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PEPPYPATTI 1/9/2013 7:48PM

    Yes it all starts in the mind & it sounds like you are on the right path!
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