Words I Live By
Friday, October 25, 2013
I read a lot of spiritual writings on my weight loss journey. Why? Because I do a lot of the tried and true things that are recommended by the experts and programs that supposedly work for weight loss and I am sporadically stalled. So I have surmised that a lot of my problems are in my head, emotions, mental, subconscious.
Pursuant to that line of thought, the Dalai Lama states that "the worse feelings are anger, hate and fear". I think I have to work on my anger and fears.
Another guide I use is the King James Version of the Holy Bible, specifically the Book of Proverbs, chapter 16, verse 18 (16:18),"Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before the fall". This translates for me to accept my failings and weaknesses in the area of food and exercise, to do something about it daily and to never think I got it beat. I have to be vigiliant, not harsh, but consistent, consistently monitoring my diet and exercise.
I know that I have a higher power who will work with me, will help me and it is only through God's grace and blessings that I will be able to lose this weight and keep it off one day a time.