Choose Wisely

by Teresa Smith on January 14, 2013

This time of year, everyone is talking about diets. I’ve never gotten into dieting. When I was in my 30’s, I did watch the portions that I ate, but I never deprived myself of certain foods. The more I tried to resist something, the more I found I wanted it. I remember the first time I was introduced to an allergy elimination technique… I was to avoid a certain food for twenty-four hours. Even foods that I could care less about, I craved… I wanted them! You know when you were told as a kid you couldn’t have something and it made you want it that much more. It’s like that. What makes us always desire something we are told we can’t have or shouldn’t have.

We see it with food, relationships, items. We hear… ‘You cannot’ and we say… ‘Yes, I will’. I’m in my 50’s and I’ve been told a lot of things in those 50 years. Unfortunately, so many times we think that everything we hear is truth. I learned a long time ago that there are only a hand full of truths. Truth: The sun will rise in the East and set in the West. That’s truth, that’s never gonna change. We can bank on it. There may be clouds out there that prevent us from seeing it, but it will happen… every day. Truth: The earth is round. We discovered years ago it wasn’t flat and we weren’t going to drop off the edge. There are certain laws that are truth. The laws of gravity and motion.

Think of all of the things you’ve been told in your lifetime. What is good, what is bad. What is right, what is wrong. It’s all a perspective. Whether it be a person or the media, we are constantly told what is supposedly truth. The truth is, we should all take what we hear with a grain of salt. We can receive it if we wish, but we don’t have to live our life by those perceptions. We don’t have to make that perception our belief.

For years we we’ve been taught certain foods are bad, certain people are bad, certain religions are bad. Take the example of food. In the past, the media reported that eggs were bad. Now eggs are good. What happened, what changed? I’ll tell you… someone decided that eggs were now ok and now eggs are promoted as being good for you. What if you ate a food that you believed to be bad. That thought, that belief has energy. So now your body is trying to digest, absorb, and eliminate something that it perceives as bad. We’ve been told that fats, salt, and sugar are bad for us. However, the body does need these to function properly. It’s true, I don’t believe in artificially made items like sweetners and margarine. I believe we should choose items that are more natural and less chemically produced. I don’t believe the body knows how to process items like that. That’s my perception and it doesn’t necessarily have to be yours.

I wonder what would happen to us as a society, if we ceased to state that all of these foods, people, religions… things were bad for us. I believe we’d be much happier, healthier society. Become aware of what kind of input you receive. Become aware of the input you choose to accept as truth. Choose wisely what you believe. Remain open to all possibilities and enjoy your life.

Blessings in the coming week

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