Truly we can only know what we are doing, how and why through observation. We often run into the same scenarios with a little different twist but the key elements of challenge there. To enjoy life and find happiness, even create greater things in it, we must be aware of what is happening and how we are participating in it.
Our basic self, our body deva as I call it, like patterns, routines and rhythms. We get up usually the same way, do our morning routine, go about our tasks similarly each day with no thinking. This is our lovely body being running the physical level for us. Thank goodness too, for we don't have to tie ourselves up in this level. However, if we find something to be a problem for us, it is important to look how this pattern runs. It works in cycle so we have to play the cycle to change it. This is done through observation. Not judging ourselves but observing how we are creating something we don't want.
If you want to lose weight, the first step is to watch what and how your are eating. Really see the patterns. Maybe too much late night food? Unhealthy foods when you are stressed? Over abundance of something unhealthful? These are patterns that we often do with no consciousness. Through observation we see what it is we are doing. We don't judge this as bad or wrong, we notice and then add in incremental change to shift it.
Remember our body works on pattern so we shift the pattern a bit at a time for lasting change. It is why diets and quick fixes don't work. We go against the body pattern we are running and it will win out in doing what we have trained it to do unless we do it incrementally! It is the way of the physical being. It is best to understand it, observe and work to change it to new patterns that are more healthy. Drop the judgement of the whole process! It is just a process of creating a new pattern.
There is no need to beat on the body for a pattern you created at some point to fill a need. Just observe, find a way to change it as a process and then the body works with and for you. It is like a animal that needs training. People look at their body in all sorts of ways but it is truly the horse on which your spirit rides. It operates quite on its own to handle most all physical processes of living without any of our awareness until it is sick or injured. So we work with it to train to do unconsciously for us what we want. It is easier to initiate change through this way for when we want to lose weight we really want to thin up and have new ways to live in health forever. You can create a good habit as easy as a bad one. Same process, greater awareness to create a good lifestyle.
Observation has neutrality in it. It is very scientific. We can do this with our emotions, our mind patterns, anything that is not working well for us. We observe and see our part in a situation. We never judge for it is not usually not worthy of much of anything but to build our ego. When it comes to ourselves, wanting to create a more joyful life, why judge what is occurring? Just realize through observation with awareness, what you want different and then go about retraining yourself through it. No need to call things good or bad, they just are. Most patterns where created to support and protect you at one time. As we grow and life changes, we just need to update ourselves like a computer. We don't get mad at our computer if its programs are out of date! We just download new software. In essence, that is all we are doing in life as we grow and desire different things. There is no need for judgement about overselves.
Observation and forgiveness are the two greatest tools I know to bring about change, joy and relaxation. Forgive yourself for getting a bit overweight, angry, lazy, reactive, mean, obsessed, whatever it is that you want to shift. Then observe how this comes to you in life for a bit. After some neutral study of it, you catch these negatives ways, and can begin shifting how you experience the world and what you do with yourself and others.
Awareness is the ticket to a wonderful life. Notice, observe, rework and begin a new. It is our life long process and we are doing it continually anyway. To get ahead of the curve rather than let the default mode of illness or injury to get you to shift, is a wiser way of living. If you don't and it happens that way, big deal, so you had a health crisis and now you will change. Judgement of anything we do is overrated and a block to living a wonderful life. It is the biggest creator of dis ease in our body, mind and spirit and we do it to ourselves. Wasted energy on just learning how to be our best. So give up that one and move forward in awareness by observing, loving yourself for all your whackiness and changing incrementally what new pattern you desire.
Then it becomes a fun way to play with life! Play with your patterns and train this sacred animal that houses our spirit here on this level!! Ride em cowboy!! Teehee!
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