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16768Meditate to Achieve Your Ideal Weight

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  • mindgoal
    Aug 29, 2009
      Take a stroll with a mystic
      life/career coach...

      If weight control is not an
      issue for you, good for you.

      But you may want to read on.

      You may just find something
      of value, or at least of
      interest to consider for your
      stroll through life in general,
      or something that relates to a
      specific goal or concern.

      (We'll come back in another
      post to talk about the
      "polymorphic" mind that sees
      parallels in seemingly
      disparate stories.)

      Now, how in the world could
      meditation help anyone with
      a weight issue?

      Well, here's the premise:

      When we meditate, we quiet
      the mind - slow down and
      eventually silence the inner
      chatter - at least for a
      few moments in our early
      meditation.

      By slowing down the 'brain
      activity' we reduce the
      demand for sugar-rich oxygen
      that the brain makes on
      our system in order to
      facilitate all the internal
      chatter.

      The brain; that is, the
      thinking rational linear
      processing center of the
      brain is THE big sugar-
      energy consumer of our
      entire physiology.

      When the energy system
      (of our body) needs less
      fuel (sugar), our breathing
      rate slows down, our heart
      rate slows down, and our
      blood pressure lowers.

      OK, that's easy. Now we
      move into a little more
      cosmic view to lay down
      the whole premise...

      The thinking mind (some
      say our thinking self)
      goes quiet, oxygen/sugar
      demand goes down, our
      system slows down...

      and so, we need less
      food (fuel). But that's
      only part of the story.

      When the thinking mind
      goes quiet, something
      stirs within us - something
      intuitive and subtle.

      When the chatter stops,
      and all the critical
      analyzing stops, and all
      the flashbacks to the past
      and projection into many
      possible futures no longer
      appear on the screen of
      our mind...out of the
      silence...

      our intuitive mind, our
      right brain - the part
      of us that lives only in
      the pristine perfect
      moment-to-moment without
      reflection or projection
      - can pop up.

      And when it does...

      WOW! We hear a wisdom
      whisper from the very
      heart of our pure being.

      It comes as a startling
      rush of non-verbal new
      wisdom - a feeling, a
      knowing that we may have
      long sense forgotten.

      (Relevant side note: the
      left brain is verbal, but
      does not 'know' what the
      right brain 'knows' about
      the pristine pure and perfect
      present moment and what it
      contains. The right brain
      knows our true home and
      the truth of our pure
      being - that exists wholly
      and completely in the
      very presence and residence
      of - for lack of a better
      term - God...but...
      it is non-verbal and does
      not 'speak' in any language
      other than the language
      of the heart.)

      When we 'hear' the wisdom
      whisper, even for a brief
      flash of a moment, something
      changes within us. Our sense
      of personal identity shifts.

      Some fortunate ones hear
      the wisdom whisper with
      such crystal clarity that
      they, in a sense, permanently
      move out of the left brain
      identity and shift from ego
      awareness as their primary
      awareness to, from then on,
      to view the ego - the rational
      process and sensory apparatus;
      that is, the world and their
      world view - as a secondary
      identity. They no longer live
      in the thinking self - they
      only visit when necessary.

      Their primary identity is
      consistently in the pristine
      and pure present moment.
      They are the awakened and
      enlightened ones.

      With this identity shift -
      either briefly or permanently,
      we view our world differently
      and suddenly find ourselves
      much more self reliant.

      We have abandoned the shallow
      end, and the God of What-Will-
      Other-People-Think and find
      a new deep trust in our own
      judgment and ability to make
      good decisons.

      Emotional baggage empties
      like a sprung lock on a suitcase
      and the 'junk' we've been
      carrying around for years
      (sometimes many, many years)
      empties.

      We feel light and free, and
      find delight in life that we
      had lost sight of somewhere
      down the line. A renewed
      sense of compassion and
      kindness and a gentle,
      non-judgmental 'Self'
      emerges. And it is good!

      And with all of this, we
      effortlessly begin to make
      healthy food choices and, as
      if by magic, move toward our
      ideal weight as determined
      by the renewed inner wisdom
      we have tapping into...

      while meditating.

      One loving health bar,

      Jeff
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