There’s no magic bullet that will make you slim down without trying. No particular diet that lets you eat a big amount of food and drop pounds quickly. No ab-machine or exercise bike that you see at three fifteen in the morning on an infomercial is truly going to make that much difference to you.
We all know the secret to slim down, right? Eat right, exercise more, and keep a favorable attitude. Yes, we all know that.
If you ever had a weight issue though, you know it’s not truly that simple. Eating right is hard when you’re facing steady hunger when every food that’s good for you tastes atrocious and you’re racing full speed ahead from the minute you wake up till you hop into bed at night making fast food really tempting. Exercise is time-consuming and hard, occasionally it may even be downright terrible! As for that favorable attitude, well that’s relatively easy.
Once you get past the hunger pangs and the sore muscles, the fact that you have not eaten anything that you like in a week and a half and have worn blisters, in places better not mentioned, on that bike seat.
After that remaining positive is a piece of cake. Well, no, I guess it truly isn’t.
Spiritual Lessons On Losing Weight Without Torturing Yourself.
Behind The Message
Left out in the standard equation, the eat-less-and-exercise- more truism, is the fact that we’re not only physical beings but spiritual ones also.
Right now, though, action needs to be taken. People are gaining weight at an alerting rate. From our eldest individuals to our youngest, we’re plumping up at levels never seen previously.
Zen Health Basics
We have to address 3 main areas if we wish to bring about long-run weight loss: the mental, emotional, and physiological facets.
This may be a road even as hard as the strictest diet and as painful as running a marathon. It may be, but it’s not. Utilizing a couple of simple strategies, you are able to bolster your self-control, your metabolic rate, and your favorable feelings about slimming down. You are able to likewise relieve hunger pains and feelings of angst over your present weight.
You are able to do this yourself or have an acquaintance or professional help you with them, so don’t be concerned that you may not have ever tried anything like this before!
Here are a few basic zen strategies you are able to utilize to aid in slimming down. While simple they’re really powerful. You still have to diet and exercise; these techniques will make that easier to do though.
Start by calming yourself and quieting your mind. Just take a minute to not worry about anything, relax, and let go of any distractions.
Bear the thought in your mind that you’re already slim. I know that this appears unusual, but if you wish to slim down it helps to convince yourself that it’s possible. If your brain rebels and tries to tell you something different simply replace the thought with the idea you’re slim and healthy and don’t fret about it. It will take a bit of time to train your subconscious on how to be slender.
Spend a couple of minutes simply “knowing” that you’re slim and trim. You don’t even have to picture it. As a matter of fact, to your deeper self, it’s more helpful if you don’t picture it.
Now imagine your day. “See” yourself consuming a healthy breakfast. Set about your day till lunch. Carry the concept of all this time passing without a great deal of hunger. Conceive of enjoying a lunch of healthy foods that you organized in the morning.
Know that strains will occur and you’ll let them go. See yourself consuming some exercise and truly enjoying it, is it hard? Certainly, but nothing you can’t handle! Run through dinner in this way also. Notice that you’re not craving sweets in particular; hunger isn’t an issue for you either. Maybe you’ll have a small snack before bed? That’s up to you.
The crucial thing here is to utilize conceptual thought as much as possible. If you haven’t gotten the trick of thinking in ideas as yet, simply do your best. Envisioning your desired day will work too, just not as strongly.
Using Several ZEN Concepts In A Row
Next, we’re going to hold several separate concepts in a row. These will in reality be building powerful spiritual fields around you, so make certain you keep the ideas/concepts you’re maintaining really clear and as constant as conceivable.
More Positive Steps
1. Hold the thought of energy in your body. Feel the energy flowing through you. Abuzz and exciting your system. This will step up your metabolic rate. Feel it in each part of your body. Hold this for at least a minute.
2. Hold the thought of warmth. Beginning in the center of your body and warming every part of your being. This will step up your metabolism even more. Once again maintain for at least a minute.
3. Carry the idea of a lack of hunger. This is so potent that you must utilize care not to strip yourself of hunger altogether. This will in reality dampen your sense of physical hunger and appetite. Continue this for a minute.
4. At last, hold the concept of happiness. Everybody ought to practice this irrespective of their want to lose pounds! It will build up your morale enough to stick to your diet and exercise program.
There are a lot of additional things that can be done to help a person slim down by utilizing spiritual techniques. For example, pain control techniques may make exercise more pleasant, as may simple mood elevation.
Ideas of what sorts of foods are tasty may be altered both internally and from the outside of yourself with a little help. Metabolism may be increased and adipose tissue may be triggered to expel fat instead of conserving it.
Sure you’ll still have to watch what you eat.
Yes, physical activity is great for you and ought to be part of your daily program. These additional spiritual healing methods may help to increase the ease and effectiveness of weight loss efforts though, making a definite gain in your quality of life.
If you would like to attempt these techniques but fear you don’t have the skill level required, try and enlist an acquaintance to give you a hand.
If that is not a choice you may try getting professional help to make things easier in the short term. With practice though, you are able to learn to do all of these things and more on your own. That you have the might to control these things is clear.
Now the question is, do you decide to take charge of your weight, or do you keep doing what you have always done?
It’s up to you.
Our Psychological Immune Scheme
Developing a healthy body is developing a high functioning psychological immune scheme. Truly, developing a high functioning psychological immune scheme is even more crucial to developing a healthy body than even a great many of the physical factors. This is true as our thoughts create our truth.
Even if you do everything right on the physical level and the psychological immune scheme isn’t functioning right this will compromise your body. So let us now explore what I mean by developing a healthy psychological immune scheme.
ZEN and The Brain
This starts with every morning getting up and claiming your personal power and putting on your mental, emotional and spiritual armor, love, and attunement. Just as we put on physical apparel each morning we have to likewise put on mental, emotional, and spiritual apparel every day. This starts with putting on your personal power, then your semi-permeable bubble of protection, then your unconditional self-love and self-worth.
Then you must put on your overall consciousness which may also be called your positive mental attitude. Some of the other most crucial attitudes to put on are to have preferences rather than attachments, viewing things as lessons, non-judgmental ness, and forgiveness to name simply a few.
The other most crucial attitude to claim is that you’re the cause of your truth by how you think.
Part of this Zen understanding is to totally own that each feeling and emotion you have is caused by how you think and not by any individual or condition outside of yourself. That your thoughts not only produce your feelings and your emotions but likewise your behavior and what you attract, magnetize and/or repel in your life. It’s this attitude of being a cause rather than being an effect, a master instead of a victim, which likewise makes you invulnerable.
When you fully own your mental and emotional invulnerability and that you cause your truth and may demonstrate this in your daily life you have a healthy psychological immune scheme. Through the procedure of self-inquiry, this means each time a damaging thought tries to enter your conscious brain you push it out and deny it entrance and rather replace it with a favorable attitude and/or feeling.
If you let the damaging thought form in your mind you’ll be mentally and emotionally sick and hence have a weakened psychological immune scheme that won’t aid weight loss. If this carries on overtime this is the initial cause for actual physical viruses and bacteria and fat to form too.
The same principle applies to negativity coming from others. This is why it’s essential each morning upon arising to affirm and visualize that you have a semi-permeable bubble of light around you that protects you not only from others but likewise, gives you a particular degree of detachment and protection from your own subconscious.
So this protects you from your own subconscious and from others and outside negativity. The bubble is semi-permeable as it allows in positive energy but keeps out any and all negativity. This is the proper balance that’s needed to stay psychologically centered which may aid in weight loss.
The Zen ideal is to make your mind and emotions reflect this aspect of self instead of being over-identified with the physical vehicle which, really, is the definition of what the negative ego thought system is about.