One of the reasons why I put myself in personal growth environments consistently is because I believe growth never stops. I ‘m privileged enough to be able to live my life in service where I’m either helping someone improve his or her life or learning how to improve mine.
This is by design. Think about it like going to the gym – you don’t go to the gym for a weekend, a week, or a month and think that you’re done with your health. If you’re committed to living a healthy lifestyle, then exercise or the gym is probably a daily or almost daily routine for you.
That’s how I view personal growth.
As you might know, I spent last weekend with 30 friends at Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminar. It was my fourth time walking on fire. I’m not a self-help junkie any more than I’m a fitness junkie or a writing junkie. Personal growth has become part of my lifestyle.
I had a HUGE aha moment this weekend and discovered a limiting belief that I’ve been holding onto all my life. This belief is directly responsible for ALL of the excess weight on my body. This belief is also partially responsible for many of the things I feel that I have missed out on in my life. And thank the Uni-verse that Jenna, the TDL community, my parents and my friends have loved me in spite of having this belief.
It’s gonna sound simple when I share with you what it is, and perhaps even obvious that it’s not true, but what I’ve found in both being a client and having clients is that once we become aware of the limits that hold us back – they are usually silly old simple stories that we unconsciously acquired at God knows when in our life.
Here’s the sucker that’s been holding me back: “It doesn’t matter what food you eat, there are no consequences for what you put in your body.”
I know it sounds so simple and so obvious, and actually so silly, but this belief has been holding me back all of my life.
It was such a profound awakening for me that I plan on getting the two word mantra “it matters” tattooed on my arm where I can see it every day.
As I come to think about it, this belief was also partially responsible for me starting my drug addiction because I didn’t believe it mattered, and there are no consequences – so of course it’s easy to take drugs or drink to excess.
The timing is perfect, considering the proactive action I’m taking around my health.
The new question I ask myself whenever a piece of food comes to my mouth is this: “If it mattered what food you put in your body and that food has a direct relationship to how healthy you are, what choice would you make about this food right now? ”
I’m excited to find out how this new awareness will change my life over the coming months and years.
And as I type these words, I’m aware of a deeper truth, which is not only does it matter, but I matter. I know that must sound kinda silly and maybe it is, but if I really got that I mattered, what would I do? I don’t know the answer to that question but I’m excited to share with you what I figure out.
So, my dear Reader, if you mattered and it REALLY mattered what you ate, what would you do?
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