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Getting the head and heart in line

Sunday, February 03, 2013

It is exciting to me to discover more new things about myself. This week after a good run, I was thinking about my current life. There are things I don't like about my life, everybody has those. Some are a result of choices I made long years ago. I realized I was holding on to regrets about those choices, wishing things were different so I could be happy.

You would agree that is crazy thinking! But that subconscious attitude was influencing how I acted, the choices I made, especially using food to make me feel better. So, since I had now recognized this flawed thinking and decision making process I could do something about it.

So I did! I told myself that there are more things about my present life that I like than the few things I thought I didn't like. I said out loud to people I care about that I am happy with my current life! I am repeatedly noticing the good parts of my life, and have released all that negative baggage that kept pushing me down a road that would never lead to true happiness.

Because after 50+ years of living, I acknowledge that food only masks emotions, it doesn't solve them. The only way to deal with emotions, both positive and negative, is to FEEL THEM. After you feel them, you get to decide whether to keep them or get rid of them. Those are the choices! So I choose to keep the good ones and kick the negative ones to the curb.

I am feeling so much happier! It doesn't have to do with losing weight as much as it does with getting my head in line with the goals of my heart. What are your goals and do they move your head and heart in line?
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DEBRA0818 2/4/2013 5:59AM

    IF I am mindful, I realize I have a choice about where my thoughts go -- toward the good, the beautiful, the true or toward the bad, the ugly, the misses, the messes. Focusing on the good is not a deliberate attempt to deny the reality of other things, but an insistence on letting those other things have there place which is not in the present moment. Life is good. Spark on!

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