I was in clinic today and I was reminded oh so clearly how our emotions influence our behaviour. Let me say it really was one of those days of humanness. I love these more than any other, simply because it is such an honour to work with people who choose to be real and not put on a mask, best behaviour of anything else they may feel is needed.
One in particular, and I hear it so often "I know what to do". "People say I should do this........ and that. It worked for me, so it should be easy for you too." While these comments are intended to be helpful, and they are positive, honest and accurate statements of change actions, they are not the best thing when a person is struggling with the driver of their situation whether it is grief and more so low self esteem. I beleive we all do our best at any given moment and even though we know what to do, it is such a struggle when the drivers are emotions, and more so beliefs that we are unconscious of. No matter the mind chooses it is usually the unconscious that gets what it wants.
I honour each of my clients, myself and people I come in contact with, for we all have our own struggles of change. We all have a history, current and generational which dominates our choices and often without knowing so. We 'know' what we should, must, could do, but thankfully in truth there are no shoulds, only choices that we can be more conscious of making at every turn of the day.
Remember even not choosing, surrender or the like is a choice. We may not feel we are in control, yet we are. I challenge each to sit and ask ourselves for the message, lesson or insight that is being given in our situations, just as this client did today. Such courage to acknowledge the despair, pain and sadness which caused her to black out when making food choices. The driver or really co-driver in her situation of non supportive eating.
Each of us do this. Maybe not with food, but with other actions which may not really support our bodies, connectedness with ourselves, or others.
My wish to each of you is that you be true to your highest selves and that you may uncover your honest truth that we are enough, we are God's creation and therefore perfect even if we may not feel so.
To your true selves, Namaste.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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