You Are Not Your Weight

[A person who is the master in the art of living, makes little distinction between their work and their play. Their labor and their leisure. Their mind and their body. Their education and their recreation. Their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which and simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace. Whatever they do. Leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both.]

Who are YOU that your reality IS?

When who you are IS something, it gives you an unrealistic relationship with that thing. When who you are IS overweight– as when you are IS something– your behavior is in an automatic dance with that something.

Example: When who we are is something, we establish this sort of primitive connection to reality. ie. The glass door is clear so we walk into it because we can see through it. Who we are is there is no door, so our action is a match for that. As far as you are concerned you are sitting still reading this blog right now, but really you are hurdling in space around the sun at thousands of miles per hour. Our mind isn’t always completely logical or even honest with us for that matter. When who you see yourself to be is directly correlated to something you have, like anger or even weight, everything you do and everything you experience will be in direct connection to that. Your weight for example, will also become the loudest part of your identity and personality;  it will be what you think of first when you wake up and last before you go to sleep. Instead of being human, you become a number, a pant size, a surplus of whatever you think you have too much of.

So how do you get out of this way of thinking? Transformation begins at the level of personal. It doesn’t begin with a diet, a book, a dvd, or a pill. Your dreams automatically get shut down when you look for a saving source; something outside of you for the desire for change. The need for any type of change is self diagnosed, and self cured.  The best place to start is to distinguish the image of what you think you are, to what you really are. Put your wants and desires for life before the complaints that you have currently. Distinguishing your weight and what you don’t like about it as something separate from the actions you take to make it what you want. In taking action against what you wish to change, you automatically get to be that person…instantly.