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It Can All Be In How You View It, Can't It?

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Sunday, March 23, 2014



Being a prisoner of my bed the past two days gave me an opportunity to reflect. (More on that in the near future dear readers.) A friend posted the picture above on Facebook and usually when something bothers me, in a good way, I download it and think about it. We live in a world of mantra's dont we. Awhile back someone told us stress is inevitable. We nodded our heads and said with a somewhat sheepish grin "There's no escaping it, is there!"

The mind has one job and one job only. The minds job is to create. So when someone tells us something or better yet a group of someones tells us something it creates something called a "tipping point" inside our minds. It's a sorta "Well if everyone else feels that way I oughta too." We don't do it consciously. We just sorta roll with the flow and all of a sudden our mind creates a scenario for us either positive or negative and we "slot" ourselves.



Some of you are nodding your heads. What I'm saying resonates with you. Our journey towards health should be a passion. How many of us ever say. "Well I guess it's okay if I live another 20 years but if I don't that's okay also."

Some of you are shaking your heads and sighing. "If he's right why is he so fat. Physician heal thyself? "

Exactly

That's where I was sometime Friday, between bouts of dizziness, nausea and sleep I began to realize that I wasn't living a passion but an excuse. There were all kinds of reasons my mind created to be over weight and very few reasons it created to embrace my own journey as a non-negotiable passion.

LOL I'm not sure where to go here. It's one of those thoughts that will chase me for a week or so. Like me, you can draw your own conclusions.


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INCH_BY_INCH 8/6/2014 2:05PM

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TERRIJ7 7/8/2014 9:22AM

    Great food for thought!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 4/12/2014 10:18AM

  Thank you for your thoughts on stress and passion. Illness has a way of slowing us down and while the illness may be stress producing it can also give us valuable insights.
Thinking about the big picture can lead to changing how we live our lives. Thank you for making me think!

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LEANMEAN2 4/4/2014 5:56AM

    Thanks for the food for thought.

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MAYBER 4/1/2014 9:28AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
best wishes as you continue on your weight loss journey
Like you SELF RESPECT background of your page
One day at a time
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JUNEAU2010 3/31/2014 3:30PM

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PIGGYWAY 3/28/2014 4:26PM

  YOU ARE SO RIGHT

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CHANTENAY 3/28/2014 10:53AM

    I love that quote. It is so true. I just read an article about this in the February 2014 issue of Prevention. The good news is we do indeed have some control over how happy and fulfilled our lives are. So let's have some fun!

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JERICHO1991 3/27/2014 7:08PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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AMBER461 3/27/2014 6:52PM

  Thanks for sharing this blog is great. I wish you well.

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MICKEYJ1961 3/27/2014 5:23PM

  Amen!

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KLONG8 3/27/2014 11:18AM

    This is exactly where I'm at in this journey. I'm interested in what I do and am improving but I'm not passionate about my efforts. That's the missing piece, I think. Thanks for sharing your thoughts....

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EBONYSOL 3/27/2014 7:20AM

    Your comment resonated with a lot of people. That is one of the blessings of being part of a larger community; you get feedback on how much you *sparked* others. Keep on using your mind to relay your passion:)

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  Thanks for sharing.

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GEMINICHIK 3/26/2014 6:51PM

    Get better fast. Thanks for the insight

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 3/26/2014 3:18PM

    Excellent blog! I printed out the quote from Lincoln and hung it on my wall at work!

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FREEDEE54 3/26/2014 2:03PM

    Loved this blog!!! Thanks!

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2013SWEETJANE 3/26/2014 8:08AM

    John, I think you hit on a very important and often overlooked insight! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You are so right, all we do begins in the mind. A change of mind can power a real change in our lives. I think there is just one other thing missing that is essential to transform "stress" into "passion". You also need to alter how you think about yourself. If you are passionate about what you're doing but still have that self-punishing script running in your head "I'm basically a fat person trying to pretend I can be healthy" or "I will keep trying, but failure is where I always end up" or "I don't deserve to succeed because I'm a loser" or any other self-hating mantra, even "passion" will not pull you from the depths and into the bright light. So, it's all about the head AND the heart!
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MOMMY445 3/25/2014 8:04PM

    so well said. hope you feel better soon.

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SHKIRK 3/25/2014 12:59PM

  You are sooo right. We feel the way about things because we let ourselves feel that way. Good or bad most of the time how we feel is our choice.

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LOOKY-LOU 3/25/2014 11:12AM

    Thanks John,

Something to think about. I hope it just rolls around in my head for a while too!

Hope you feel better.

Tina

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 3/25/2014 10:09AM

    Great post

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  Thanks for sharing.

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Yes, the power of the mind and perception changes many things!

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    nice

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BRASKIN 3/25/2014 7:01AM

  Wise words.

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MARYJEANSL 3/25/2014 12:37AM

  Sometimes when one doesn't feel well, it's hard to get back into the state of mind where you can feel strongly about anything. I hope you feel better soon!

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/24/2014 11:38PM

  Good to see you back here. Long time, no news.

It seems to me you had an injury, illness, or some sort of setback. BUt you know you can do something. So make a plan, and we will back you up!

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ROCKYCPA 3/24/2014 11:02PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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